After a year of repeated delays for documents and answers, officials from the State of Florida Department of Education paid a surprise visit to Broward School Superintendent Vickie Cartwright on Monday. Since September 2022, State officials have sought safety records and documents from the Broward School District. After a visit last September, the State said, “Superintendent Cartwright agreed to provide the Department with documentation needed to ensure Broward County Schools is upholding the safety of their students.”
Cartwright failed to produce the documents.
When officials arrived on scene Monday, Cartwright was able to finally produce the records.
In a letter following Monday’s visit, the State told Cartwright, “This morning, by your own admission, you should have had better oversight to ensure that these documents were promptly forwarded to our attention. After making OSS wait well over four months, it speaks volumes that you were able to provide most of these documents in just a matter of hours, during this morning’s meeting.”