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Superintendent Robert W. Runcie Receives 2017 Community Leadership Award

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Image-Mr-Runcie.jpegSuperintendent Robert W. Runcie for receiving the 2017 Community Leadership Award from the Hispanic Education Coalition of Palm Beach County (HEC), and The José Martí Foundation.
The award recognizes Superintendent Runcie’s contributions and dedicated service toward promoting educational equity for Hispanic/Latino students. Additionally, this honor regards Superintendent Runcie as a highly effective educational leader who has held a courageous conviction to ensure excellence and equity for all children.
This school year, Superintendent Runcie’s advocacy for social justice has inspired other district and community leaders to defend the rights of immigrant students across the state. His work has gained the attention and admiration of those who speak for children, and has made a difference in the narrative of the entire nation.

In a recent video message, Superintendent Runcie shares how BCPS is proud of its diverse student and community population and explains that the District welcomes student immigrants without discrimination. To watch the video and find out more about the #WeAreBroward Immigrant Support Plan, visit browardschools.com/immigrantsupportplan. 
As a 2017 award recipient, Superintendent Runcie will be honored at the third Annual Hispanic Leadership Awards Luncheon, hosted by HEC in partnership with the José Martí Foundation, to recognize individuals who have made a difference in the lives of Hispanic/Latino students in South Florida. The Luncheon takes place on October 27, from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Hilton West Palm Beach, 600 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach. 
“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 271,500 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 234 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 93 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. To learn more, visit browardschools.com. Follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.