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Students at Four BCPS Year-Round Schools Head Back to the Classroom to Begin New School Year

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
On Wednesday, August 10, 2016, while most students are still enjoying summer break, it’s time to head back to the classroom for over 2,700 students who attend four year-round modified calendar schools in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). 

More time off during the school year means a shorter summer break for students at Colbert Elementary School, Lake Forest Elementary School, Watkins Elementary School and McNicol Middle School.

“The success of our students begins with being in school on the first day and every day, on time and ready to learn, said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We look forward to working together with our families and the community to make this an exciting time for our students.”

Superintendent Runcie will begin his day on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, by welcoming students, parents, teachers and staff on the first day of the 2016/17 school year:

7:30 a.m.
Colbert Elementary School
2702 Funston Street
Hollywood, FL 33020

8:15 a.m.
McNicol Middle School
1602 S 27th Avenue
Hollywood, FL 33020

Media are invited to cover the Superintendent’s visits.



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 Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 265,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 103 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 208 different countries and speak 181 different languages. For more information about BCPS and the Centennial Celebration, visit browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools, like BCPS on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.