Miami-Dade school board looks to reform site acquisition process

The Miami-Dade School Board--under fire over the district's land-buying practices--will consider several reform proposals this week that would give it more say on how the district acquires land for new schools.

Related article: The Miami-Dade County school district overpaid $7 million for school land in the past three years because its staffers ignored any appraisal that was less than what the sellers wanted. Florida officials say that as a result of dysfunctional land-buying procedures, many more students are languishing in portable classrooms.

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