Broward County, Florida – In general, school board races don’t get a lot of attention. They have little drama, controversy, or partisanship.
But it certainly isn’t in Broward County this midterm election.
One of four school board members suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis In response to the scathing grand jury report ran for re-election.
Donna Cohn has served three terms on the board and has urged voters to take their seats back. But newcomer Allen Zeman, CEO of an executive coaching firm, former US Navy privateer and PhD in economics, looks like he could win by a narrow margin.
The dismissals announced in August included Cohn, Anne Murray, Laurie Rich Levinson and Patricia Goode and were based on the recommendation of a state grand jury.
DeSantis has told the Florida Supreme Court to appoint a statewide grand jury in 2019 to investigate the 2018 Valentine’s Day Massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. I petitioned.
Most of the charges against the four, including fraud, misconduct, misconduct, dereliction of duty and incompetence, related to $800 million. school safety program Approved by voters in 2014.
Korn’s reaction to the report during an appearance on WPLG’s Sunday morning news program “This Week in South Florida” said he believed the grand jury had been given very “clear instructions” by the governor.
“He had campaign promises and a grand jury was used for that political purpose,” she said.
Recently, the governor’s appointees came to the point of firing the new superintendent of schools, Vicky Cartwright. When asked about her future, Zeman replied: Let’s do our best to support her. Let her give her her best chance to succeed. ”
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