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Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
– Excellent Photo Opportunity –
School Board Members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, Students, Teachers, School Administrators, District Staff, Community Members, Local Businesses and Organizations
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is participating in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® campaign, which takes place on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. School Board members, Superintendent Runcie, local leaders, teachers, parents and community members, as well as representatives from the Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, will be visiting school sites reading to students. The goal is to break the world record for people reading the same book on the same day. This year’s book is “Bunny Cakes.”  
Superintendent Runcie will be reading to students at Riverland Elementary School.
WHEN:      Tuesday, October 21, 2014
                   8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
WHERE:   Riverland Elementary School
                  2600 SW 11th Court
                  Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® campaign aims to celebrate literacy and the importance of high-quality early     childhood education. For details on becoming a guest reader, visit: This year, BCPS is partnering with the Children’s Services Council of Broward, local businesses, non-profit       organizations and other community stakeholders to provide a free copy of “Bunny Cakes” to all 4-and 5-year old      students across the county, impacting up to 40,000 children.                         

For more information on scheduled guest readers and reading locations, contact Dr. Lori Canning, Director, Early Learning/School Readiness, 754-321-1953.


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 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 102 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, like us on Facebook @ facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free Broward County Public Schools mobile app.