Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners–September 25
Sep 25, 2009
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In Boca Raton, fire fees could rise and libraries and parks could be closed on a rotating basis, but city leaders plan about 20 major celebrations.
Commissioners vote to cut $109 million in public services to balance budget while leaving tax rates level
Broward County libraries will no longer be open on Sundays and most regional parks will be closed two days a week as part of government cutbacks that go into effect Oct. 1.
- City of Fort Lauderdale approves budget
- Lauderdale Lakes OKs budget, boosts property tax rate 11 percent
- Lighthouse Point adopts budget that boosts property tax rate 10.5 percent
- Margate OKs budget that boosts property taxes
- Parkland tax increase raises concern
- Pembroke Pines OKs budget that boosts property tax rate 15 percent
- Plantation approves budget with property tax hike
- Royal Palm Beach lowers tax rate by cutting vacant jobs
- Sunrise to raise millage rate
- Tamarac approves budget, property tax hike
As union members continue to fight pay cuts, the city of Miami may postpone a final budget vote.
Miami’s residents will have a chance to voice their concerns at the city’s second budget meeting Thursday — but Commission Chairman Joe Sanchez said he doesn’t expect a vote to set the budget until some time next week.
As new corruption scandals rocked Broward County government Wednesday, Palm Beach County officials were already working on corruption reforms coming in response to misdeeds that plagued local government in recent years.
Beverly Gallagher’s school district ties stretch back more than a decade, to when she started as a parent volunteer and substitute teacher.
A week after prevailing in court, the Polk County School Board may ask the County Commission to more than double school impact fees next year.
Florida’s school enrollment has dropped for a fourth straight year but less than predicted.
The Broward school district is planning a shake-up to magnet programs that would add some new offerings.
In an effort to attract more students to public schools and keep them there, some Broward schools will be getting new magnet programs, School Board members agreed in a workshop meeting Tuesday.
Brevard County public school parents have until Friday to let the school board know how they feel about redistricting policies that could lead to the shuttering of schools and rezoning of thousands of students. No decisions have been made yet, but hearing from parents is the first step in a process that could bring change as early as January.
The Obama administration is committed to the school accountability at the heart of the No Child Left Behind law championed by former President George W. Bush but also wants to make changes, says Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
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