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BCPS participates in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® on October 22, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® on October 22, 2015, and join millions of readers across the nation in reading the book, “Not Norman, A Goldfish Story.”

As part of Read for the Record®, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie will read to students at Castle Hill Elementary School, 2640 NW 46th Avenue, Lauderhill, Florida 33313, at 8:30 a.m.

Media are invited to cover this event.

In addition, through a partnership between BCPS, the Children's Services Council and multiple Broward County early childhood stakeholders, a free copy of “Not Norman” will be provided to each:

· Pre-Kindergarten child (ages 4 - 5)

· Kindergarten classroom

Guest readers are being recruited throughout the county, including BCPS District staff, sports teams, media outlets, local businesses and organizations, libraries and more. To register as a guest reader in an elementary school or early childhood community provider, visit www.handsonbroward.org.

To learn more about the Broward Read for the Record campaign, visit 


For additional information, including how your company or organization can get involved, contact BCPS Director of Early Learning/School Readiness Dr. Lori Canning, at 754-321-1953, or via email at lori.canning@browardschools.com.


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