30 Jan

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announces possible presidential run at LBA Academy

(LBA Academy) During a visit to the Latin Builders Association Construction and Business Management Academy, Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced he is considering making a run for the White House in 2016.

“We were honored to have Governor Bush highlight the accomplishments of the LBA Academy during his only Builders Association.

Bush visited the school, the first business charter school started by a business association in the United States, on Wednesday January 29, 2014, during National School Choice Week. He toured the state-of-the-art facilities and interacted with 9th and 10th grade Academy students.

“I am considering it and expect to make a decision by the end of the year,” Bush said in an interview with WPLG Local 10 reporter Michael Putney.

Bush, who served as Florida’s 43rd Governor from 1999 to 2007, is a champion of school choices for parents and hailed the LBA Academy, only in its second year, as being the only one of its kind, and a great example of how allowing for innovation and bring resources to a school can have an impact in students.

“The traditional high school setting does not work for all students and their families. Students are being left behind. Governor Bush’s visit underscores the importance of training our students for the 21st century economy,” said Bernie Navarro, Chairman of the LBA Academy

To learn more about the LBA Academy, please visit the school’s website: http://www.lbaacademyhs.com/

About Latin Builders Association® (LBA)

Established in 1971 by a group of local contractors, Latin Builders Association®, Incorporated has embodied the interests of builders, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, plumbers, electricians and tradesmen associated with the business of construction, striving to provide a vital forum for discussion, networking, training/development, and representation at the local, state and federal level. Today, we are the largest Hispanic construction association in the United States, representing over 750 member companies throughout South Florida.

Throughout our 42 year history the LBA has been vigorously involved in local, state and federal issues that have an effect on our community and state. The LBA’s core goal is to represent and further the interests of the South Florida Community, the local building industry, and the individuals and companies that strive day after day to make this a better place to live.

(January 30, 2014)

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