"The battle for quality education is the social justice cause of our time. If you believe that every child has the right to a quality education, then there is no more important work than providing the right leadership to dramatically transform public education in this country."
- Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.
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LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Across our community, our hearts remain with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and all of those impacted by the February 14, 2018, tragedy. Over the past several weeks, we have received many inquiries regarding the District’s efforts to fortify school campuses and enhance safety protocols. . Read more from Superintendent Runcie.
LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Following the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie shares some of the proactive steps our District is taking to regarding student-led protests and walkouts, as we continue to mourn the victims of this unspeakable tragedy and work collectively to support each other. Read more from Superintendent Runcie.
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Superintendent Robert W. Runcie Recommends Independent Review Regarding Nikolas Cruz
During the Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Broward County School Board meeting, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie recommended a comprehensive, independent review of Nikolas Cruz educational record and the academic, social and emotional services Cruz received. Read full statement from Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.
A Message from Superintendent Robert w. Runcie
“Today is a heartbreaking day across our community. We are all hurting for the victims, families and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Community.
While Marjory Stoneman Douglas remains closed for the rest of this week, all other schools across our District are open, with increased law enforcement presence on all campuses.”
- Read more from Superintendent Robert W. Runcie
Op Ed Letter From Superintendent Robert W. Runcie: Legislature’s Education Bill (HB 7069) Needs a Rewrite and Veto
Simply put, the legislature’s education bill (HB 7069) is yet another example of an education bill that does not prioritize public education. It’s time for a rewrite of the recent legislative session. Our students remain our highest priority – and they deserve better. Read more and find out how you can help.
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Important Message For Parents From Superintendent Robert W. Runcie
Education is crucial for understanding students’ social emotional development and perceptions. In the past few weeks, several different types of media have released information on disturbing trends involving teen mental health, self-harm and suicide.
Letter from Superintendent Robert W. Runcie Regarding Proposed State Budget and Impact to Education
Superintendent Runcie on NBC6 Impact with Jackie Nespral
Superintendent Robert W. Runcie talks about the District's support for undocumented immigrant students, response to federal guidelines regarding transgender students, effects of the President’s proposed federal budget cuts to education, Teacher Incentive Fund to invest in teachers, and the SMART projects update on NBC6 Impact with Jackie Nespral.
Superintendent Robert W. Runcie on Two Recent Designations
Broward County Public Schools is proud to have earned two recent national designations highlighting the District’s commitment to excellence in education. View a Letter from Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.
Superintendent Robert W. Runcie on WPBT2 Your South Florida
BCPS Supports Its Diverse Students
Twitter Chat with the Superintendent
Letter from the Superintendent
Letter to the BCPS Community Regarding This Weekend’s Tragic Event in Orlando
This weekend’s horrific act of violence in Orlando left me, like most of you, shaken to the core. As a result, I re-affirmed my commitment to drive out hate and bigotry through education, social consciousness, and the teaching of compassion and respect for others, regardless of one’s race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.
As members of a learning organization, we each play an integral role in shaping the community consciousness, both present and future. We must not be passive bystanders of acts of hate, injustice and bias of any kind, but position ourselves as thought leaders in calling out and defining what is right.
Read the entire letter from Superintendent Robert W. Runcie
Superintendent's End of Year Message
The Superintendent reflects on an incredible Centennial year and shares highlights of what’s to come in his End of Year Message. Read more.
$175,000 Grant Expands District's Family Literacy Programs
The SMART Bond Program - Focus on Facilities
May 31, 2017
Listen to the #BCPSPodcast, which covers an important topic among our BCPS community – the Safety, Music, Arts and Technology (SMART) Bond Program - with a focus on facility improvements. To discuss this is our Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and Chief Facilities Officer, Leo Bobadilla.
The Importance of Early Literacy
May 16, 2017
Early literacy is one of Broward County Public Schools strategic goals. It focuses on our youngest learners’ ability to read independently, write clearly, and understand and create information in different forms of media.
In this podcast, we sit down with Superintendent Robert Runcie who is joined by Chief Academic Officer, Dan Gohl and Executive Director of Early Learning and Language Acquisition, Dr. Lori Canning, to discuss why early literacy is so critical to student success.
SUPERINTENDENT RUNCIE WELCOMES IMMIGRANT STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
In a video message, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie shares how Broward County Public Schools is proud of its diverse student and community population and explains that the District welcomes student immigrants without discrimination.
Superintendent Robert W. Runcie's Holiday Message
Superintendent Back to School Message
100 Years and Beyond - Superintendent End of the Year Message
The 100th Anniversary celebration focuses on Broward County Public Schools rich tradition of cultural diversity and educational excellence, as well as the value and dedication of those who guide the education of our students.
2015 Holiday Message From Superintendent Robert Runcie
Superintendent Robert W. Runcie wishes Broward County School employees a Happy Holiday.
Superintendent Robert Runcie Invited to Participate in a White House Panel Focused on Rethinking School Discipline
Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie participated in a panel discussion called Rethink School Discipline, Focused on helping school districts create positive school climates and implement effective discipline practices.
Back to School Message for Students and Families
Superintendent Robert W. Runcie welcomes families to the 2015/16 school year. Watch the Superintendent's video message.