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BCPS Sawgrass Relocation Project Completed Ahead of Schedule

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is pleased to announce the relocation of District departments from the Sawgrass Technology Park is now complete. In all, seven District departments that comprise nineteen divisions and more than 500 BCPS employees were moved from Sawgrass Technology Park to offices located on various District-owned properties.
The relocation project is part of the District’s efforts to create efficiencies and reduce costs. By terminating its lease at Sawgrass Technology Park, the District is expected to save approximately $2.3 million annually in lease payments and operating expenses.  In addition, District staff worked with Fifteen Group, the owner of the Sawgrass Technology Park, to negotiate an early exit from the facility (two and a half months earlier than the contract agreement without penalty).  These collaborative efforts resulted in a savings to the District of approximately $260,000. 
 “We appreciate Fifteen Group’s flexibility and cooperation, which allowed us to complete our move under budget and ahead of schedule,” said Broward Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “This collaboration allowed us to meet our District’s goal to better align our resources to support operational effectiveness and efficiency.  I would like to thank our staff for their efforts to ensure a smooth and seamless transition.”

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