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Get On Board for the First Day of School! Superintendent Runcie Welcomes Students, Teachers and Staf

Monday, August 19, 2013

Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and School Board members spent the first day of the new school year visiting several schools, greeting students, parents, teachers and staff.  “It has truly been an exciting day.  I enjoyed visiting our schools, speaking with students and their parents, and greeting staff,” said Superintendent Robert Runcie. “Our employees - at all levels - are working incredibly hard to ensure a smooth start to the school year.” 

As of the first day, there were 261,709 students attending BCPS schools. This marks an increase of 1,766 from 2012/13.  In addition, as part of the Children Have a Need to Grow Everyday Movement (C.H.A.N.G.E.), 85,292 adults accompanied a student to school today. 

Below are more BCPS first day of school fast facts…by the numbers:

You can see more first day of school activities by watching the BECON News Video or copying and pasting the following link:


Scene from the First day of School
Pictured below  Superintendent Runcie greets an elementary student and her family at a BCPS bus stop.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States, the second largest in the state of Florida and the largest fully accredited K-12 and adult school district in the nation.  BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 232 schools and education centers and 83 charter schools. For more information about BCPS, visit (www.browardschools.com). Follow BCPS on Twitter (@Browardschools). Find us on Facebook at (www.facebook.com/browardschools).Find out "What's Happening" in BCPS at (www.browardschools.com/happenings).