Years of putting off maintenance and upkeep at schools because of budget concerns has left the Palm Beach County School District with cracked caulking, unusable playing courts, broken equipment and other problems that need to be addressed, district and community leaders said Friday.
“Our schools, we are not able to maintain them,” Larry Clawson, principal of Palm Beach Gardens High, told members of the district’s volunteer Budget Advisory Committee. “We’re going to lose kids to charter schools because of that.”
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