Today, Tuesday, January 27, 2015, during a Special School Board Meeting, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, unanimously adopted Resolution 15-106, which establishes the new Bond Oversight Committee. Today’s School Board vote and adoption followed multiple, in-depth discussions by Board members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and District staff, as well as input from the community.
The nine-member Bond Oversight Committee is an independent citizens' committee, formed to ensure the District’s SMART initiative is transparent and that the District honors its commitments to the community. On November 4, 2014, Broward County voters approved the District’s $800 million General Obligation Bond, which will provide the funds necessary for the District to meet critical school needs, as well as make investments in music, arts and athletics as part of SMART.
In addition to the creation of the Bond Oversight Committee, Resolution 15-106 outlines guidelines for Bond Oversight Committee member participation, duties, responsibilities, and meeting timelines and requirements. In addition, it summarizes the role of Florida Taxwatch, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog, with the Bond Oversight Committee.
For more information about the Bond Oversight Committee, contact Leslie Brown in Portfolio Services at 754-321-2100.
For more information about the SMART initiative, visit browardschools.com/smartfutures
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