The Real Deal Miami

Schools lose pupils, get renovation

September 28, 2009 09:23AM

The Broward County School District is spending $133 million to refurbish, or demolish and rebuild, facilities throughout the district, despite a 25 percent decline in student levels, with some schools seeing drops of 47 percent in student populations. The district’s residents are unevenly distributed, with smaller populations in the northeastern and central parts of Broward, while some schools in the western section of the county are overcrowded. School Board member Beverly Gallagher was arrested on allegations of corruption last week, and the program is being scrutinized.