The Real Deal Miami

Broward school building funds cut

August 26, 2009 03:05PM

Construction money will be cut by more than half in the Broward County school district following a school board vote. The move will stall school construction in some towns, but revamping the $1.3 billion capital budget will mean Fort Lauderdale High School will get a nine-lane swimming pool, and there will be bathroom renovations at Davie Elementary School. The district eliminated more than $660 million in already-approved construction and shelved an additional $1.5 billion in planned projects.