BCPS in the News

BCPS Welcomes Students and Parents to the 2014/15 School Year

Monday, August 18, 2014
Thousands of students in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) headed back to class on Monday, August 18, 2014,  for the first day of the 2014/15 school year.  Overall, the day proceeded as planned, with no major issues or problems reported.

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.  The Superintendent began his day at the North Area Transportation Bus Terminal in Pompano Beach, where he boarded a school bus to Coral Glades High School.  He also visited Westchester Elementary, Liberty Elementary, Western High, Pembroke Lakes Elementary, Hollywood Hills Elementary, Sheridan Technical High and Parkway Middle schools, before wrapping up his day at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center.
“It’s been a busy and exciting start to the new school year,” said Superintendent Runcie.  “I truly enjoyed visiting our schools and welcoming students, parents, teachers and staff. It is always inspiring to see the excitement among students as they meet their new teachers and settle in to their classrooms ready for another successful school year.”

Pictured above (and attached as a jpg):  Superintendent Runcie enjoys breakfast with students.  You can view more #FirstDayBroward pictures by clicking on the following link:
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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 over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 229 schools and education centers and 94 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit (browardschools.com), follow us on Twitter (@Browardschools) and like us on Facebook @ (facebook.com/browardschools).