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

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

St Pete Eyes a Renewable Future

St Pete Eyes a Renewable Future

St. Petersburg has committed to a cutting edge plan to become the first city in Florida to garner all its energy from renewable resources.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017/Author: Kyle Baltuch/Number of views (1141)/Comments (0)/
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$210.5m is One Hard Pill to Swallow

$210.5m is One Hard Pill to Swallow

State corrections wish a spoonful of sugar would help this medicine’s price go down.
Thursday, January 12, 2017/Author: Elle Piloseno/Number of views (1154)/Comments (0)/
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Lack of a Seminole Gaming Compact Proving Very Costly to Florida

Lack of a Seminole Gaming Compact Proving Very Costly to Florida

The Legislature did not ratify a new Seminole Gaming Compact last session and as a result, the state has already lost nearly $250 million and could lose out on another $2 billion over the next seven years.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017/Author: Kurt Wenner/Number of views (1206)/Comments (0)/
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Criminal Justice: Policy In Progress

Criminal Justice: Policy In Progress

With the 2017 Legislative Session drawing closer, it is important to identify topics and bills and that have gained significant traction in recent years but haven’t come to fruition.
Friday, January 06, 2017/Author: Elle Piloseno/Number of views (1267)/Comments (0)/
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The "He-Said, She-Said" of Medicaid Managed Care

The Senate Appropriation Subcommittee on Health and Human Services learned just how expensive getting old is, particularly when nursing home care is required.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017/Author: Allison Wiman/Number of views (1154)/Comments (0)/
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