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Media briefing regarding efforts to reopen schools and District offices following Hurricane Irma
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) continues to work toward its goal of reopening schools on Monday, September 18, 2017, following Hurricane Irma and will make a final determination as soon as possible.
 
As of noon today, Saturday, September 16, 2017, there are 8 District schools without full power. BCPS is receiving updates from Florida Power & Light (FPL) regarding estimates for when power will be restored to these schools and appreciates how hard FPL crews are working to repair power lines across our community that were damaged by the storm.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS schools and offices) will remain closed through Friday, September 15, 2017.  BCPS staff continues to assess school campuses to determine when it will be possible to reopen schools. At this time, many school campuses are without power.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS schools and offices) remain closed until further notice, which includes at least Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13. Earlier today, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie informed the community, at the Broward Emergency Operations Center noon news conference, that the District is targeting the “latter part of the week to re-open.
 
REMINDER: All Broward County Public Schools (schools and offices) remain closed until further notice. Additional information will follow after all school campuses are checked once it is safe to do so after the storm.
 
Broward County Public Schools continues to monitor Hurricane Irma and work closely with emergency and safety officials regarding the storm.
 
Broward County Public Schools and District offices will be closed on Thursday, September 7 and Friday, September 8, 2017, as the District and Broward County prepare for Hurricane Irma, which includes the preparation of schools designated as hurricane shelters.
 
Today, Friday, August 25, 2017, Boyd H. Anderson High School unveiled its new media center – a $2 million media center renovation as part of the District’s SMART program improvements.
 
Boyd H. Anderson High School ribbon cutting ceremony unveils newly renovated media center, which is part of the SMART Bond Program’s Districtwide Improvements
 
First Day of Schools News Conference 
 
Today, Monday, August 21, 2017, students and families were welcomed to classrooms across Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). School Board members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, the Miami Marlins and Florida Panthers also welcomed students and families.
 
Summer vacation will officially be over for more than 270,000 students and 15,000 teachers in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), as they head back to the classroom on Monday, August 21, 2017 – the first day of school.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is prepared for the first day of school on Monday, August 21, 2017, and for the first solar eclipse to be visible across the United States since 1918.  A solar eclipse is when the moon moves between the Earth and the sun.  Broward County will experience a partial solar eclipse beginning at 1:26 p.m. on August 21 and last until 4:20 p.m., with maximum coverage reached at 2:57 p.m.
 
The BCPS Food and Nutrition Services Department shares What’s New on the Menu in 2017/18 and introduces its new partnership with WITS, which is dedicated to supporting healthy eating among students.
 
As schools across the District prepare to welcome students back to class on Monday, August 21, 2017, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to share Volume 2 of What’s New in 2017/18.
 
BCPS Expands Afterschool Supper Program
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has expanded its Afterschool Supper Program to include four additional school sites, for a total of 110 schools serving nutritious meals to students.
 
To help families prepare for the 2017/18 school year, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Back to School online resource is now available on the District’s website at browardschools.com/backtoschool.
 
BCPS teachers get ready for the new school year by putting their robotics skills to the test during a mock “Battle of the Bots” competition.
 
Summer break will soon come to an end for students attending Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) year-round modified calendar schools. More than 2,700 students at the four BCPS year-round campuses head back to the classroom on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students are getting ready to start the new school year on Monday, August 21, 2017.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) recently received a $64,000 grant from the Florida Department of Education to increase high school diplomas awarded and ensure post-release employability for youth placed in Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) custody.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is honored to be selected for a grant by the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and NASA, which will provide robotics equipment, materials and teacher professional development for all District schools.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), in partnership with Broward College, launched the Para-to-Teacher Program for Educational Support Professionals with a pre-admission orientation event on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Broward College A. Hugh Adams Central Campus in Davie.
 
Congratulations to four additional Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) high school seniors announced today by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as winners of the National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.
 
NEWS CONFERENCE
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
News conference to discuss school grades.
 
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