MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade Public Schools leaders are touting a $4 million project to fix up Toussaint L’ouverture Elementary.
“We promised that these dollars would be invested in all sectors, ZIP codes, of the community beginning with the neediest schools first,” Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said.
The project is funded thanks to a $1.2 billion bond referendum voters approved in 2012 to renovate aging public schools across the county.
The district has already spent nearly half the money, though not without controversy.
This time around, school board member Steve Gallon questioned whether the district’s promise to hire minority vendors is being kept.
“We’ve been rather vocal with those concerns over the past 6 months since I’ve been elected,” Gallon said.