ATLANTA -- Broward County, Fla., is considering the sale of up to $1.2 billion in bonds to fund a construction and renovation program for the county school district.

A blue-ribbon panel, set up by the school board to locate funding sources, will probably focus on three finance options: a bond issue, a one-penny sales tax increase, or a combination of the tax and borrowing, according to Henry L. Robinson, the school district's treasurer.

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