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School Board Approves School Opening and Closing Times for 2016/17 School Year

Friday, May 06, 2016
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, has approved school opening and closing times for the 2016/17 school year.  The changes were approved by the School Board during its Tuesday, May 3, 2016, meeting. The approved bell times reflect changes to the opening and closing times for 14 District sites, including two elementary schools, four middle schools, and six high schools, as well as routes for one center and one technical college.  

Each year, the Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Student Transportation and Fleet Services Department conducts a review and evaluation of its services to ensure that appropriate resources are in place to meet transportation needs, and compensate for student and program growth.

In most cases, the changes in bell times range from 5 - 15 minutes. The changes for the two elementary schools (Coconut Creek Elementary School and Liberty Elementary School) include 30-minute shifts in opening and closing times. The opening and closing times for Coconut Creek High School were also adjusted to accommodate the launch of the school’s new Coconut Creek Career/Technical Academy. The changes go into effect in the 2016/17 school year.

2016/17 Opening and Closing School Times Change Summary
2016/17 Opening and Closing School Times (all schools)


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 103 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 208 different countries and speak 181 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.