BCPS in the News

BCPS Offers Free Breakfast to All District Schools

Thursday, August 27, 2015
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) offers Universal (free) Breakfast to all students attending District schools. Everyone can agree on the importance of breakfast to student achievement, yet too many children miss out on the most critical meal of the day.
 
Numerous studies have shown that breakfast can improve a student’s memory, test scores, school attendance and cut down on visits to the school nurse. Research has also shown that children who eat breakfast each day have a higher intake of vitamins and minerals and maintain a healthier weight than those who skip breakfast.
 
Breakfast is served before the start of the school day.  Parents may contact their child’s school to confirm breakfast serving times.
 
USDA Notice:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
 
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online ( http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html), or at any USDA office, or call 1-866-632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.
 
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339; or 1-800-845-6136 (in Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
 
ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE - Est 1915
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 nearly 270,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 105 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 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.