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

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 Q2 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 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

The Hanky Has Dropped: At End Of Session, Florida TaxWatch Commends Lawmaker’s Movement On Taxwatch Recommendations

Passed recommendations include extension of the sales tax exemption on manufacturing equipment, telehealth and expansion of scope of practice for ARNPs and PAs.

With the traditional hanky drop, the 2016 Legislative session has officially come to a close. The Legislature avoided a Special Session this year, approving the $82.349 billion state budget, which will fund various state agencies and critical needs for all Floridians.
Friday, March 11, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (3464)/Comments (0)/
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Floridians’ Tax Burden Remains Complex Mix of Low State Taxes and Higher Local Taxes

The state's local and state combined tax burden is ranked 38th in the nation.

Floridians’ tax burden remains lower than most states, despite local government taxes that are higher than average, according to the 2016 edition of Florida TaxWatch’s How Florida Compares: Taxes. The report helps Floridians understand how state revenues stack up against the rest of the nation.
Thursday, March 10, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (3757)/Comments (0)/
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Statement On The Release Of Florida’s Fiscal Year 2016-17 Budget

Florida TaxWatch will be analyzing the budget in advance of our Budget Turkey report.

With the release of the fiscal year 2016-17 budget, lawmakers now have 72 hours to read the final proposed budget prior to voting. The Tax and Budget Reform Commission, with the urging of Florida TaxWatch, was instrumental in enacting the constitutionally required 72 hour “cooling off” period, ensuring that the public, press and all legislators have a chance to examine the budget before a vote is cast. The $82.349 billion state budget will fund various state agencies and critical needs for all Floridians.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (4160)/Comments (0)/
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Florida TaxWatch Applauds The Confirmations Of Cissy Proctor And Tom Delacenserie

These appointments are excellent choices for the future of Florida.

Florida TaxWatch has long committed itself to making Florida’s state government more cost-efficient for taxpayers and understands the best way to achieve this goal is to have highly proficient and dedicated public servants who create tremendous value for all Floridians.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (2259)/Comments (0)/
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Statement On Passage Of Bill Addressing Mental Health And Substance Abuse Services In Florida

The bill implements a “No Wrong Door” system that will optimize care for those suffering from mental illness and substance use.

Earlier today, the Florida House passed Senate Bill 12. This legislation aligns with Florida TaxWatch recommendations that call for Florida’s behavioral health managing entities to be continuously and properly funded.  SB 12 aims to improve behavioral health processes around the state through the creation of a coordinated system of care for those suffering from mental illness, substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders.

Monday, March 7, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (4134)/Comments (0)/
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