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Miami-Dade superintendent voices 'grave concern' of lawmakers' plans

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The superintendent of Florida’s largest school district says he has “grave concern” about state lawmakers’ proposed reforms in how charter schools get taxpayer funding for maintenance and construction projects.

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said Miami-Dade public schools stand to pay $83 million the district hasn’t accounted for if the Legislature goes through with its plan to force school districts to share their local tax revenue for capital projects with charter schools, which are publicly funded but privately managed.

Carvalho first expressed those concerns in a letter to a Senate committee chairman last month and he elaborated further in speaking with the Miami Herald’s editorial board on Tuesday.

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