THE FACT SHEET | An Information Resource
Following the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, information has been expected, requested and provided by Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) to the public. This heartbreaking tragedy has prompted reviews of District systems, protocols, programs and records. In this climate of voluminous demands for information, the District has strived to respond as quickly as possible with the information available at the time. When new information is discovered, the District has shared that update as part of our ongoing commitment to transparency.
In light of aggressive media coverage, we have also seen information about the District misrepresented. We want to ensure the public has correct and accurate information, as well as context regarding the District’s operations.
Broward County Public Schools is the second largest school system in Florida and the sixth largest in the nation; it is complex and broad. While we do our best to respond to inquiries in a timely manner, information is not always available at the moment news media and others make their requests. To help bridge this gap and assist us in providing accurate information and resources to the public regarding District operations and activities, including issues associated with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy, BCPS is introducing THE FACT SHEET.
Our intent is that THE FACT SHEET serves as a helpful and important communication tool for anyone interested in our innovative District schools.
THE FACT SHEET will be segmented according to topic/subject matter, updated regularly and distributed broadly - as we introduce this resource to the varied audiences who care about our school community. THE FACT SHEET is intended to provide details, context and information that is reliable and brings clarity.
In the weeks ahead, THE FACT SHEET will provide updates about safety and security, District programs, budget issues and events over the summer - as well as preparation for the new school year, which begins for students on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.