Superintendent votes to support bond for schools
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Miami-Dade's school superintendent voiced his choice Tuesday morning.
Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho voted to support the $1.2 billion general obligation bond to renovate schools. The bond, known as Item 222, includes upgrading educational technology, building school replacements, expanding student capacity and improving facility safety.
Carvalho said a vote in favor of the bond is a vote in upgrades for long decrepit structures in the school system. "A recognition from our community that our schools are in dire need of repair. Fifty percent are 40 years old or older," Carvalho said, "with no guarantee that students based on zip codes or where they live have access to a great quality school or access to technology."
Later tonight, Carvalho with host an election party with local leaders to see if the bond passed.
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