BCPS in the News

Superintendent Robert W. Runcie Spends a "Day in the Life of a Student"

Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Superintendent Robert W. Runcie headed back to class today, October 1, 2014, spending time at Hollywood Hills High School.  The visit was prompted by an invitation from a student at the Conversation with the District community forum on September 22, 2014, during which the student asked the Superintendent to join him at Hollywood Hills to experience a “day in the life of a student.” 
Superintendent Runcie accepted the student’s offer and spent a portion of his day shadowing the student as he attended classes and ate lunch. He also had an opportunity to speak with other students about their high school experiences.    
“Today’s visit was very informative.  I am always impressed when our students get involved and want to be part of the process of improving our schools,” said Superintendent Runcie.  “They deserve to have the best school facilities possible to support their learning.  It’s important that we listen to them and do what we can to address their issues or concerns to ensure they are receiving a high-quality, world class education.”
Superintendent Runcie will continue his school visits in the coming weeks.  Upcoming visits include:
Thursday, October 2, 2014
10 – 11 a.m.
Plantation High School
6901 NW 16th Street
Plantation, FL 33313
Thursday, October 9, 2014
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Stranahan High School
1800 SW 5th Place
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Media are invited to cover these events.
Additional school visit dates, times and locations will be scheduled.

Pictured:  Superintendent Robert W. Runcie with students at Hollywood Hills High School.


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