Miami school district bracing for downtown population boom

With thousands of new condo units rising above downtown Miami, the school district is bracing for a possible wave of families moving to the area.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho is partnering with the Downtown Development Authority to run the numbers and evaluate what, if any, new school developments and programs are needed in downtown Miami, according to Local 10.

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“It’s sort of the unpredictability of what downtown will bring,” Carvalho said. “We know that condos are booming. The question is, are they going to be filled with families?”

“A lot of it is driven by foreign investment that does not result necessarily in students wanting to attend schools in Miami-Dade,” Carvalho added. “We’re going to grow organically as the downtown community grows.” [Local 10]Christopher Cameron