In November 2014, Broward County voters approved an $800 million bond referendum that provides critically needed funding for students and schools. Broward County Public Schools has committed to investing the funding in safety, music, art, athletics, renovations and technology (SMART) at every school.
The Office of Facilities and Construction is tasked with renovations to schools, based on the SMART program needs assessment.
Improvements to school facilities include:
- Technology equipment
- Indoor air quality
- School safety systems
- Music and athletic equipment
- Renovations to more than 30 million square feet of school buildings, to provide the students with state of the art facilities
A Bond Oversight Committee has been appointed to ensure the accountability and transparency of all projects.
December 2017/ January 2018
The SMART program is moving forward, with more than 1,400 SMART school facilities projects now in progress. This marks an investment of more than $916 million. Check out the latest information in the December 2017/January 2018 SMART Update.