Grand jury: We would abolish inept School Board

Megan O’Matz:

A statewide grand jury investigating the Broward School District issued a scathing final report Friday evening, saying there was evidence of such widespread “malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance” by school board members and senior managers alike that only “corruption of our officials by contractors, vendors and their lobbyists” could explain it.
Leadership in the district is so lacking, the jurors said, they would move to abolish the whole School Board if only the state constitution would allow it.
The panel met in secret for a year, reviewed hundreds of documents and took widespread testimony reaching from past and current School Board members to school principals and secretaries. The conclusion: The district suffers from “gross mismanagement and apparent ineptitude” on a grand scale.