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Broward Voters Approve Property Tax Increase

Broward County education leaders are pleased that Broward voters approved a half-mill property tax rate increase.

On August 29, 2018, Broward County School Board members, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and the Broward Teachers Union (BTU) held a news conference to thank the Broward community for its support of the Secure the Next Generation Referendum.

The Secure the Next Generation ½ mill Referendum was approved by Broward voters during the August 28 primary election. The funds generated from the referendum will be available to the District beginning in the 2019/20 school year and will provide: Increased compensation for teachers and school-related staff, additional school security staff at schools and essential programs for students, such as guidance counselors and behavior specialists.

“Thank you to all of our parents, students, teachers, staff and community members for supporting the Secure the Next Generation ½ mill referendum,” said Superintendent Runcie. “Following last year’s tragedy, we remain focused on our shared recovery and healing. The approval of the referendum is a testament to our community’s commitment to ensuring our schools are safe, our teachers and school-related staff receive better compensation and our commitment to doing everything we can to support the well-being of our students.”

David Volz
David Volz
David Volz has been a reporter for Hollywood Gazette since 2011 and has worked for numerous community news publications throughout South Florida over the past two decades including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and South Florida Business Journal. He is a Professor in the Business department at Broward College and the editor of the Coral Springs Connection, an online community news website. He covers city government, schools, sports events, cultural activities, faith groups and workplaces.

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