In 1915, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) was established. Today, September 1, 2015, The School Board of Broward County, Florida recognized its 100th
anniversary in a special Centennial Celebration kickoff ceremony. The ceremony honored the District’s commitment to educational excellence and showcased the important role of BCPS in the lives of past, present and future students.
The Centennial Celebration kickoff took place prior to the regular School Board meeting. The festivities included a breakfast reception, special presentations and congratulatory remarks from elected officials, students, District staff, alumni, business partners and community members. During the regular School Board meeting, School Board members made a special joint presentation of a Centennial Resolution proclaiming September 1, 2015, as the official launch date for the Centennial Celebration throughout the 2015/16 school year. In addition, School Board Chair Donna P. Korn and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie read a letter extending congratulations from President Barack Obama.
“The history and progress of our county is intrinsically linked to the success of our schools and students,” said Superintendent Runcie. “From our District’s first classrooms in 1915 to the 238 schools, centers and technical colleges that now make up Broward County Public Schools, we have so much for which to be proud.”
Today, the School Board serves over 265,000 students and 175,000 adult learners, with over 14,500 instructional staff, 9,800 support staff, 1,370 administrators and approximately 7,000 substitute and temporary workers.
BCPS is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. The District also holds the distinction of being Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962.
Plans are underway for many exciting events and activities throughout the school year. The Centennial website, browardschools.com/bcps100
, hosts information about upcoming events.
School Board members and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie celebrate the Centennial kickoff with a selfie.
Broward County Public Schools alumni at the Centennial Celebration kickoff event.
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.