BCPS in the News


Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) continues to celebrate Disability Awareness Month, with student and staff presentations by the executive director of Changing Perspectives (cpne.org), Sam Drazin.
The 16th annual Construction Career Days of South Florida takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 25 – 26, 2016, at Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4271 Davie Road, Davie.
James Neer, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Principal of Monarch High School in Coconut Creek, Florida, is one of nine honorees from across the state for the 2016 Principal Leadership Awards by Florida TaxWatch, which recognizes top performing principals who exceed expected learning gains in high-risk schools. Recognition is based on analysis of student achievement gains in reading and mathematics in schools that have high percentages of students with disabilities, students designated as English as a Second Language learners, and those eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch.
BCPS Hosts 2nd Annual College Fair
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
2016 BCPS College Fair – Free and Open to the Public.
​In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bayview Elementary School students, teachers, administrators and staff will wear pink in remembrance of those who lost their fight, survived or continue to battle breast cancer.

The Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Debate Initiative is holding its second annual Debate Luncheon, which highlights the initiative with a special focus on how businesses can get involved with students and the BCPS debate program. This year, debate students will demonstrate their skills and knowledge with the following public forum topic: Resolved: In the United States public K-12 schools, the probable cause standard ought to apply to searches of students.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is honored to be the only school district in Florida – and the only large urban District in the nation – to receive a new Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant funding totals $53,808,909, and will be paid over five years. BCPS was selected for the competitive grant from applications from school districts across the country.
More than 20 BCPS magnet programs will participate in the “Block Party for Education,” which helps students and families learn about the various programs within BCPS magnet schools, with interactive exhibits and displays. In an effort to align BCPS magnet program to colleges and universities with similar focuses, attendees can find magnet schools and colleges paired side by side. There will also be dance and musical- performances by BCPS students.
The technology sector is big business in South Florida – and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and the county’s economic development organization, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance (Alliance), are teaming up to create an even brighter future for this industry and local students.
More than 20 BCPS magnet programs will participate in the “Block Party for Education,” which helps students and families learn about the various programs within BCPS magnet schools, with interactive exhibits and displays.

On October 5, 2016, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and its community partners signed for the second time, the Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline. 

The 2016 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) College Fair takes place on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, from 6 – 8 p.m. The second annual College Fair hosted by BCPS is free and open to the public.
The 2016 Student Awards Program honors the exemplary achievements of students with disabilities.  

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will resume normal operations of all schools and administrative offices on Monday, October 10, 2016.

Superintendent Runcie to Discuss BCPS Hurricane Matthew Preparations
Today, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) evening classes, after school activities, clubs and events are CANCELLED for the afternoon/evening, Wednesday, October 5, 2016. 
BCPS Open on Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) continues to monitor Hurricane Matthew and is working closely with local emergency and safety officials regarding the storm and the potential impact to Broward County.  
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, along with BCPS STEM Science Supervisor Dr. Lisa Milenkovic and BCPS Office of School Performance and Accountability Director Christine Semisch, spent today, Monday, September 26, 2016, at the White House.  They were invited to participate in a discussion on the importance of regional partnerships to K-12 computer science. 

Broward County Public Schools is expanding its Aftercare Supper Program to include four new school sites this school year. The new sites are Margate Middle School, Markham Elementary School, Olsen Middle School and Pompano Beach Middle School. The addition of the four schools brings the total number of BCPS sites offering the Aftercare Supper Program for students to 98 schools (see complete list of schools below).

Congratulations to Michael J. Ramirez, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) director in the Office of School Performance and Accountability (OSPA), for being honored with the 2016 leadership award by the Hispanic Education Coalition (HEC) of Palm Beach County (HEC).

Students from Floranada Elementary School and Drum Café performers

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is working with appropriate federal, state and local law enforcement officials regarding threats, reported to be less than credible, against schools in several Florida counties.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), in partnership with the Broward County Government Cultural Division and Broward Center for the Performing Arts, presents the annual South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium. This year’s theme is Super Powered - Changing the World One Gift at a Time.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) strategic focus on early learning and literacy is getting national support. On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, BCPS and the non-profit organization Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) announced an exciting partnership and grant funding to support early literacy development in kindergarten through third grade students.
BCPS is one of four school districts in the nation chosen to participate in this initiative as part of the U.S. Department of Education i3 Scale-up grant award.
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