The Miami-Dade School Board last week gave final approval to placing a referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot to ask voters for approval to issue $1.2 billion of bonds for its South Florida schools.

The approval came after the referendum was OK'd by the Florida Department of Education. If ultimately approved by voters, the nation's fourth-largest school district would use proceeds of $1.2 billion of general obligation bonds to make system-wide infrastructure improvements and upgrade technology.

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