Coral Springs

Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area gained 25,700 jobs over the year in July 2015. The Fort Lauderdale metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.1 percentage point over the year, from 6.3 percent in July 2014 to 5.2 percent in July 2015. Florida businesses have added 917,400 private-sector jobs since December 2010.

Governor Scott said, “We are working every day to cut taxes and create a business friendly environment in Florida. I am excited to announce another month of positive job growth in Fort Lauderdale and look forward to seeing many more businesses and families succeed in the South Florida.”

The industries with the largest job gains over the year were construction with 4,900 new jobs, trade, transportation, and utilities with 4,600 new jobs, professional and business services with 4,500 new jobs, and education and health services with 4,300 new jobs. In July 2015, the Fort Lauderdale metro area added the most jobs of all the state’s metro areas in construction. Nine of the ten major industry sectors gained jobs over the year in July 2015. In July 2015, the Fort Lauderdale metro area was ranked fourth among all metro areas in Florida for online job demand with 22,258 openings and also ranked fourth for high wage, high skill science technology engineering math (STEM) job openings with 5,577 job openings.


About 150 people got together at the Coral Springs Museum of Art to celebrate the work of Romero Britto. His work is now on display at the Coral Springs Museum of Art.

Over 260,000 students will say goodbye to their summer break and head back to class on Monday, August 24, 2015, as Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) launches its 100th school year. Like many students on the first day of school, BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie begins the busy opening day with a school bus ride.

Superintendent Runcie will meet bus operators at the Southwest Transportation Bus Terminal in Pembroke Pines at 5:30 a.m., before boarding the school bus to welcome students back to school. The Superintendent’s day also includes visits to several elementary, middle and high schools throughout the District.


“This is an exciting time of year for our students and families,” said Superintendent Runcie. “More importantly, our principals, teachers and staff are excited to begin the school year, and ensure our students have a great first day and school year. This year also marks an important milestone for our District. It is the 100th anniversary of Broward County Public Schools.”

The Superintendent concludes the day by hosting a news conference at 3:30 p.m. (Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, 600 SE Third Avenue in Fort Lauderdale) to discuss the start of the new school year.

The Coral Springs Commission agreed to a $1.9 million contract with Wharton Smith of Jupiter for the rehabilitation of the east and west booster stations.

The Commission also agreed to a $1.7 million contract renewal with Florida Municipal Insurance Trust for the annual premium.

Also, there will be more discussion on possible sites for the Coral Springs Charter School. Concerns have been raised among residents about the benefits of locating the popular school to a site a Mullins Park. So municipal leaders are  looking at other sites.

The Coral Glades High School football team is getting ready for the fall season. They are pictured here during a practice.



The J.P. Taravella football team is preparing for the upcoming season. They are pictured here practicing.


Governor Rick Scott announced Florida set another record in tourism by welcoming the highest amount of visitors of any six months in the state’s history with 54.1 million visitors, according to VISIT FLORIDA.

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