Category Archives: Your Kids

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


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.

Kids of Love hosts Labor Day event


By David Volz

Labor Day is considered the last day of summer. It is a time of new beginnings as students return to school and vacation time ends. Kids of Love, an organization of students held a Labor Day event at Sawgrass Lanes. Kids of Love members, their parents and people from the community came together to have some fun, bowl, enjoy some entertainment and socialize. Kids of Love was founded by a group of middle school students to help children and young people with cancer. It remains dedicated to helping young people in need.

Griffin Polk, the president of Kids of Love at Coral Springs High School said he like the idea of helping children who are in need. “This is a good organization and we are able to help families. We are able to help children with cancer,” he said.