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Florida TaxWatch Releases Quarterly Report for Broward SMART Program

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released its review of the Broward County School District's SMART Program in its report Monitoring and Oversight of General Obligation Bonds to Improve Broward County Schools: SMART Program Quarterly Report Review for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2020. The report includes three recommendations which will be presented and discussed by FTW Vice President of Research Bob Nave at the Broward County Bond Oversight Committee's (BOC) Monday, June 15, 2020 meeting, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The meeting may be viewed online here.

Florida TaxWatch Vice President of Research Bob Nave said, “The SMART Program, now in its sixth year, has made progress and improved the resources available to students throughout Broward County. However, as this and previous reports have made clear, construction timelines continue to be extended and it appears that SMART Program facility construction projects will now not be completed until several years after the initially forecast completion dates, which will continue to increase costs for the District. Florida TaxWatch is proud to remain a partner in this process and again provide the Broward County Bond Oversight Committee with thoughtful recommendations that help achieve positive outcomes for students and taxpayers.”

You can read the full report and see the rest of FTW's work with the Broward County Bond Oversight Committee here.

About Florida TaxWatch
As an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit government watchdog and taxpayer research institute for more than forty years and the trusted eyes and ears of Florida taxpayers, Florida TaxWatch works to improve the productivity and accountability of Florida government. Its research recommends productivity enhancements and explains the statewide impact of fiscal and economic policies and practices on citizens and businesses. Florida TaxWatch is supported by its membership via voluntary, tax-deductible donations and private grants, and does not accept government funding. Donations provide a solid, lasting foundation that has enabled Florida TaxWatch to bring about a more effective, responsive government that is more accountable to, and productive for, the citizens it serves since 1979. For more information, please visit www.floridataxwatch.org.

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