The Palm Beach County School District, like others around the state, is running out of construction and maintenance money. The district hasn’t squandered its capital budget. Blame instead the Great Recession and a stingy Legislature that has compounded the problem by cutting off sources of capital money and given away capital money to charter schools.
To make things right before a crisis hits — the district projects an $87 million capital shortfall in in its 2014-2015 budget — the Legislature should undo ill-considered tax cuts and reform the fund that collects additional taxes for school construction.
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