BCPS in the News

BCPS Wins Florida Green School Award

Thursday, November 07, 2013
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to be the district winner of the Florida Green School Award by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.  The District was honored for its P3 Eco Challenge.  P3 stands for Preserving our Planet for Prosperity.  The Florida Green School Award is presented to participants whose outstanding efforts demonstrate success in programs that enhance the quality of education, while preserving the environment.
The P3 Eco Challenge recognizes and rewards BCPS schools, teachers, students, administrators and volunteers for their efforts to learn and implement environmentally sustainable measures and green initiatives within their schools and communities. The initiative involves the collaborative efforts of several BCPS divisions and departments, including Instruction & Intervention (led by the STEM & Instructional Resources Department), Facilities & Construction, Information & Technology, and the Superintendent's Environmental Technical Advisory Committee, with support from community partners.
In addition to the District taking top honors during the annual Florida Green School Awards Ceremony in Orlando, Driftwood Middle School in Hollywood also received special recognition.  Driftwood Middle is among three of last year’s Florida Green School Award winners to be honored during this year’s ceremony for their ongoing green achievements.
For additional information on the BCPS P3 Eco Challenge visit, http://stem.browardschools.com/p3/.
Pictured above: (Left to Right) Colleen Dietz (Driftwood Middle School), Linda Gancitano (Driftwood Middle School), and Rosina Bencivenga (STEM & Instructional Resources)
# # #
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States, the second largest in the state of Florida and the largest fully accredited K-12 and adult school district in the nation. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 229 schools and education centers and 95 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).