Broward School Board sets budget hearing, renews K12 deal

 

Broward’s School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a one-year contract renewal with K12, a for-profit virtual learning company that has been criticized in some other school districts.

Under the $300,000 deal, K12 will continue to provide online learning services to about 70 Broward elementary school students. The Broward administrator who recommended renewing the contract acknowledged K12 has been the subject of negative headlines, but added that Broward families served by the company appear satisfied. K12 also serves students in Miami-Dade.

Broward’s School Board also approved holding the district’s first public budget hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30.

- MICHAEL VASQUEZ

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