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“Attendance Counts! All Day, Every Day!” BCPS to Launch 2014/15 Attendance Campaign

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
WHO:   Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Student Services Department, parents, students and community members
WHAT:   Launch of the District’s Attendance Campaign to raise awareness about the importance of regular school attendance and to reduce the rate of chronic absenteeism.
WHEN:   Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 11:15 a.m. (Time-certain signing during School Board meeting)

WHERE:   Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, Board Room
                600 SE Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

WHY:   BCPS is launching the 2014/15 Attendance Campaign to invite the collaboration of students,
families, staff and community members to improve the attendance rates in BCPS, while reducing the rate of chronic absenteeism.

HOW:   School Board Member Dr. Rosalind Osgood will introduce a resolution acknowledging
September as Attendance Awareness month in the United States. Judge Ari Porth will authorize Superintendent Robert W. Runcie to lead schools, parent groups and community representatives in taking the attendance pledge. Several schools will join the School Board meeting via videoconference to take the pledge live with the Superintendent. Students will be given the “I Pledged” sticker to confirm their commitment to practice daily consistent attendance. A student-created attendance public service announcement that will be used throughout the year will also be unveiled at this meeting.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is internationally recognized as one of the world’s largest fully accredited K-12 and adult school systems, a distinction held since 2006. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 229 schools and education centers and 94 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 130 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit (browardschools.com), follow us on Twitter (@Browardschools) and like us on Facebook @ (facebook.com/browardschools)