In support of the proposed Miami-Dade School District’s $1.2 billion bond issue on the November ballot, The Miami Herald is showing photos of poorly maintained schools. The unintended consequence is the inescapable conclusion that the district fails to have a competent maintenance program for its schools. Everyone in property management knows programmed, preventative maintenance is a much better long-term value than major renovations and new construction.
Few falling-down schools are truly obsolete. Rather they are demonstrations of abysmal stewardship of the public’s property. Why should a voter allow such poor stewards to handle another $1 billion?
Bob Ploehn, Miami Beach