South Plantation to get New State-of-The Art Media Center

South Plantation High School and Sawgrass Springs Middle School celebrated the start of new SMART construction projects at School Advisory Council (SAC) meetings. The SAC meetings were led by John Nigro, Deputy Program Director for the SMART Program, who informed community members about the status of SMART projects at their school. The meetings were attended by school staff, school advisory councils, SMART Program team members, district board members, students, and parents.

Exciting renovations are coming to South Plantation High School! The SAC meeting highlighted the beginning of construction on the school’s new media center, as well as other renovation projects underway such as STEM lab improvements, ADA restroom updates, building envelope improvements, and fire sprinkler upgrades. In attendance there was South Plantation HS principal Christine Henschel and City of Plantation council members.

Principal Henschel discussed how the new media center will be more student-centered with a college and career readiness room to help students plan for their future. Additionally, the media center will have a teacher planning room where teachers can collaborate and plan their curriculums. The principal also shared with attendees how she works hand in hand with the project manager and contractors to ensure that student learning isn’t impacted.

AECOM was hired by Broward County Public Schools to manage the implementation of the SMART Bond Program, which has invested approximately $1.4 billion in improving the quality of the Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) educational experience through investments in the areas of Safety, Music and Art, Athletics, Renovation and Technology (SMART). 

Follow along with the progress of Sawgrass Springs Middle and other projects across BCPS, by visiting the SMART Futures website at The SMART Futures website serves as an accessible, easy-to-use, comprehensive place for school communities and key stakeholders to find information about all SMART projects and the latest happenings in the Program.