Voters approve money for Miami-Dade schools
MIAMI (WSVN) -- The votes are in and South Florida residents are voicing their choice on the future of public schools across Miami-Dade County.
Voters approved a $1.2 billion plan aimed at fixing problems at schools in Miami-Dade. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho took a lead role in pushing for the mandate after proposing the measure back in August.
The plan will improve technology across the district at aging schools affected by poor maintenance and lack of funds. "A recognition from the community that our schools are in dire need of repair," said Carvalho of the vote approving the bond issue. "Fifty percent of them are 40 years old, there are some as old as 60 or 70 years old and with no guarantee that students, based on zip code or where they live, have access to great quality schools or access to technology."
Money for the plan will be borrowed from investors and repaid with property taxes over 30 years.
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