MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools went back to class this week to experience a day in the life of a student.

Thursday, Superintendent Robert Runcie visited Plantation High School.

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It was Runcie’s second visit to a school this week.

The visits are part of his half week-long push to convince Broward voters to approve an $800 million bond referendum that would be used to fix crumbling schools and upgrade programs.

Wednesday, he spent the day at Hollywood Hills High School to experience life as a student.

The trip back to class was a result of an invitation from a student at the Conversation with the District community forum in late September.

Runcie shadowed the student that issued the invite and had the chance to speak with other students about their high school experiences.

Thursday, Runcie visited a computer science class and sampled a menu in a culinary class.

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“Unfortunately, we’re at a point now where the infrastructure that we need to continue to provide our students with a world class education with great opportunities, is in jeopardy,” said Runcie.

The Broward Teacher’s Union has been schooled in the issue on the referendum too.

“We are very much going to support the bond, but we also want to remember that our educators, our technical people, of over 11,000 members, we want to make sure that there is an oversight committee, that we’re part of that oversight committee with the community with other unions so that we know what needs to be fixed and taken care of will be taken care of,” said Sharon Glickman, President of the Broward Teacher’s Union.

On October 9, Runcie will attend Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale.


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