Category Archives: Your Kids

Pompano Beach to offer Trunk or Treat on October 24

Families who want to have a safe trick or treating experience will want to participate in the Trunk or Treat event at Pompano Beach Community Park on October 24 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kids will be able to get candy from decorated cars and trucks. There will be a bounce house, haunted bus, a Moonlight Maze, games and other fun activities. There will also be a contest for the best decorated car and the best costume.

Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie promotes $800 million bond to improve public schools

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By David Volz

Broward Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie wants more money to renovate crumbling local public schools. He is holding Conversations with the District and asking voters to approve a General Obligation Bond referendum on November 4.

He wants more computers for students. He wants to expand the Digital Five program which provides a computer for each student in elementary schools. And Runcie wants to increase the capital investment into rebuilding crumbling schools. During conversation presentations, he shows pictures of schools that are in disrepair. Students, parents and teachers are encouraged to discuss their needs. Many students want new band and sports equipment and books.

The General Obligation Bond would provide Broward Public Schools with $800 million to invest in critical needs across the district. The District’s SMART initiative focuses on Safety, Music and Art, Athletics, Renovations and Technology. It approved by voters, the impact of the General Obligation Bond for the average Broward homeowner would be about $50 per year. Since 2008, funding for the District’s capital program has been reduced by nearly $2 billion. A Board Oversight Committee will be established to ensure that the SMART Initiative is transparent and that the District honor its commitment to the community.