The Broward Bond Oversight Committee

About the Broward County School’s Bond Oversight Committee

In November 2014, Broward County voters approved an $800 million bond referendum to renovate and repair Broward’s aging school facilities, upgrade school safety and security systems and purchase new computers and educational technology. Broward Schools’ Superintendent Robert Runcie appointed a bond oversight committee to encourage greater accountability, transparency, public support and confidence in the use of the general obligation bond funds.

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Florida TaxWatch’s Role

Superintendent Robert Runcie asked Florida TaxWatch to provide research and analyses to the bond oversight committee to aid them in effective oversight of the bond process. In our limited role performing a watchdog function, Florida TaxWatch will produce and present a research report on industry and national “best practices” to help the committee lay the foundation for its oversight of the bond-funded capital outlay program.

Each quarter, Florida TaxWatch will review quarterly reports submitted to the bond oversight committee by the school district and present our findings at quarterly committee meetings to aid the Bond Oversight Committee in holding the district accountable for spending decisions.

 

TaxWatch Reports & News

Reports

Q4 2018 Report Review

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Distributed to the Bond Oversight Committee on September 28, 2018, this report examines the SMART program quarterly report for Q4 of FY2018.

Q3 2018 Report Review

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Distributed to the Bond Oversight Committee on May 21, 2018, this report examines the SMART program quarterly report for Q3 of FY2018.

Q2 2018 Report Review

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Distributed to the Bond Oversight Committee on February 28, 2018, this report examines the SMART program quarterly report for Q2 of FY2018.

Q1 2018 Report Review

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Presented to the Bond Oversight Committee on November 17, 2017, this report examines the SMART program quarterly report for Q1 of FY2018.

Q4 2017 Report Review

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Presented to the Bond Oversight Committee on August 28, 2017, this report examines the SMART program quarterly report for Q4 of FY2017.

Q3 2017 Report Review

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Presented to the Bond Oversight Committee on May 22, 2017, this report examines the SMART program quarterly report for Q3 of FY2017.

Q2 2017 Report Review

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Presented to the Bond Oversight Committee on February 27, 2017, this report examines the SMART program quarterly report for Q2 of FY2017.

Q1 2017 Report Review

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Presented to the Bond Oversight Committee on November 14, 2016, this report examines the SMART program quarterly report for Q1 of FY2017.

Q4 Report Review

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Presented to the Bond Oversight Committee on August 29, 2016, this report examines the SMART program quarterly report for Q4.

Q3 Report Review

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Presented to the Bond Oversight Committee on May 23, 2016, this report examines the SMART program quarterly report for Q3.

Q2 Report Review

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Presented to the Bond Oversight Committee on February 25, 2016, this report examines the SMART program quarterly report for Q2.

Q1 Report Review

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Presented to the Bond Oversight Committee on November 23, 2015, this report examines the SMART program quarterly report for Q1.

Recommended
Best Practices

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Presented to the Bond Oversight Committee on August 31, 2015, this report details the best practices of successful bond oversight committees across the country. If implemented, the recommended best practices will ensure that the Committee is held to a higher standard, thereby maximizing the effectiveness of the oversight of the capital outlay program funded by the taxpayers.

News

FLORIDA TAXWATCH BREAKS DOWN FLORIDA’S $89.313 BILLION BUDGET VIA NEW INTERACTIVE GUIDE

Today, Florida TaxWatch released the Taxpayers' Budget Guide to the FY2018-19 state budget, which went into effect July 1, 2018.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (381)/Comments (0)/
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NEW FLORIDA TAXWATCH REPORT EXPLORES BEST PRACTICES IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Florida TaxWatch recently convened some of Florida’s top educational leaders to discuss improving the leadership in our public school principals and today a summary report of that discussion in available publicly. The summary report, released today, includes the discussed strategies, a review of related educational literature, and a number of takeaways for consideration by policymakers and education professionals.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (264)/Comments (0)/
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FLORIDA REMAINS A LOW TAX STATE BUT LOCAL TAX BURDENS REMAIN HIGH ACCORDING TO TAXWATCH REPORT

Today, Florida TaxWatch released the 2018 edition of the How Florida Compares: Taxes report. For several years, TaxWatch has published this easy-to-use guide to help Floridians better understand their state through comparing our state's taxes to those that are levied across the nation. The How Florida Compares: Taxes report provides nonpartisan information on where Florida ranks and contains nearly 40 tables, graphs, and charts that provide a comprehensive look at tax collections and other government revenues for all 50 states.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (232)/Comments (0)/
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MIAMI-BASED GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COUNSELOR FAUSTO GOMEZ NAMED TO FLORIDA TAXWATCH BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The state’s premier taxpayer research institute, Florida TaxWatch, has appointed one of Florida’s most respected government relations counselors to its Board of Trustees. Fausto Gomez, President of Gomez Barker Advisors, joins the Tallahassee-based watchdog organization. He presently serves as a public affairs professional successfully representing businesses and governments in Florida.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (275)/Comments (0)/
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FLORIDA TAXWATCH ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE WINNERS OF THE 2018 PRUDENTIAL PRODUCTIVITY AWARDS PROGRAM

Florida TaxWatch has announced the winners of the 2018 Prudential Productivity Awards at a press conference in its offices in Tallahassee. Established in 1989, the Prudential Productivity Awards program is designed to highlight and reward state employees who innovatively reduce costs and improve services for Florida taxpayers.
Thursday, May 17, 2018/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (626)/Comments (0)/
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