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Schools in Miami-Dade County are being revamped

Students will notice new, improved changes to their school


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The former Myrtle Grove Elementary School is now Myrtle Grove K-8 Center. The school is on the final stretch of a $5.5 million remodel and expansion project. It's part of a $1.2 billion bond money bucket voters approved in 2012.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools chief facilities officer Jaime Torrens said about a third of the bond package is going to campuses like Myrtle Grove, that need facelifts across the district.

New, quiet and efficient air-conditioning units and impact windows are now in every classroom. 

Across the district, $100 million bond were dedicated to technology improvements, which include WiFi and smart boards in every classroom.

Nearly 300 projects should be finished in about three years. By the summer's end, close to $400 million will have been spent.


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