Broward County School District has a new facilities director. But some board members were concerned about the hire https://t.co/uCY3gnqHUq— Brittany Shammas (@britsham) October 20, 2015
Broward County school board approved hiring HISD COO Bobadilla, reports @britsham: https://t.co/jzXNBZmTce. More: https://t.co/RBYnR1lH7b— Ericka Mellon (@e_mellon) October 20, 2015
By Brittany Shammas, Staff writer
October 21, 2015
The Broward County School Board voted Tuesday to hire the leader of an embattled Houston school district bond program to oversee its own troubled $800 million bond program, which is being used renovate aging schools.
Leo Bobadilla, chief operating officer at the Houston Independent School District, will earn $185,707 as Broward's chief facilities officer. He'll be responsible for overseeing the construction and design of new facilities, as well as maintaining, repairing and renovating existing facilities
Slammed In Last Job Because Of Bad Audits, Now Hired By Broward Schools
By Buddy Nevins
October 18, 2015
The Houston school executive chosen to manage Broward’s school construction was slammed for running a program that overpaid contractors and allowed lawful spending caps to be circumvented.
Leo Bobadilla, chief operating officer of the Houston school system, is due to be hired on Superintendent Robert Runcie’s recommendation on Tuesday.
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Do I even need to point out that this week, per the above matter, we saw YET ANOTHER
embarrassing vote on the Broward School Board by SE Broward's member, Ann Murray, who showed all over again that facts and context never really matter to her as long as she and the other School Board insiders can keep common sense accountability and reform from coming into play before even more kids and parents abandon the Broward public schools?
This is the article from the Houston Chronicle. The Broward School Board didn’t think it was important to wait for the audit. Wonder why?
Charlotte Greenbarg, President
ICYMI via @tedoberg & @abc13houston Audit: HISD's inflation claims as cause for $211M shortfall are false https://t.co/A4r3mH7rZJ #HouNews— Trent Seibert (@trentseibert) October 22, 2015
TED OBERG INVESTIGATES
Audit: HISD's inflation claims as cause for $211M shortfall are false
A just-released audit contradicts claims by HISD officials that "rising inflation and construction costs" were to blame for a $211 million budget shortfall.
HOUSTON (KTRK) --
An audit released Wednesday contradicts claims made last month by Houston Independent School District officials that "rising inflation and construction costs" were to blame for a $211 million shortfall in the school district's failure to complete all school projects promised to the community.