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.

Click here to see the official Committee site.

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

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 31, 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

Missing Player on the Board?

Missing Player on the Board?

Extending the trust we all have in nurses to the boardroom will complete hospital boards – no players will be missing.
Monday, February 13, 2017/Author: Allison Wiman/Number of views (1321)/Comments (0)/
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Fighting Crime With...Tech Recycling?

Fighting Crime With...Tech Recycling?

Recognizing a serious problem, one company created a partnership with law enforcement to help address a common crime.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017/Author: Elle Piloseno/Number of views (1095)/Comments (0)/
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Speaker Corcoran's New Rules Spotlight Budget Turkeys

Speaker Corcoran's New Rules Spotlight Budget Turkeys

The new Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives wants to shake things up. Richard Corcoran began his new role with a bang, bringing forward new House rules that include changes aimed at limiting the influence of lobbyists on the legislative process.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017/Author: Kurt Wenner/Number of views (1269)/Comments (0)/
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Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday Critical for the 2017 Season

Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday Critical for the 2017 Season

The holiday was put on the back burner the last two years, but then Hermine and Matthew rolled in.
Monday, January 23, 2017/Author: Josh Gabel/Number of views (2249)/Comments (0)/
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The 2016 Quality Counts Rankings Put Florida in Context

The 2016 Quality Counts Rankings Put Florida in Context

For 2016, Florida received an overall score of 72.4 points, a grade of C-, and an overall rank of 30th.
Friday, January 20, 2017/Author: Bob Nave/Number of views (1306)/Comments (0)/
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