BCPS in the News

Together, We Did It! School Board Members and Superintendent Thank the Community

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Today, November 5, 2014, the Broward County School Board and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, accompanied by District leadership and community members, held a news conference regarding the approval of the $800 million General Obligation Bond during the November 4th election. 
“We would like to thank all of our parents, employees, students and community members for working incredibly hard over the past several months to inform our community about the critical needs facing our schools,” said Superintendent Runcie. “The General Obligation Bond will provide the funds necessary to meet our schools’ most critical life-safety, technology and facility needs, as well as invest in music, art and athletic programs. The Bond is an investment in our students’ futures, as we work to provide them with the resources they need to learn to their highest potential.”   
5 Things You Should Know About the General Obligation Bond and SMART Initiative:
  • 212 schools will receive work on their building envelopes and resolve all needs for roof, window and wall renovations and replacements across the District.
  • 217 schools will receive renovations to their HVAC systems ensuring that every school In the District has fully-functioning air conditioning and improved air quality.
  • 287 safety projects will take place Districtwide to address all fire alarm and fire sprinkler needs. Additionally, every school will have a complete Single Point of Entry system.
  • All District schools will receive improvements to their computers and technology infrastructure.
  • All District schools will receive $100,000 in funding from the Bond that can be used to support school identified capital improvement projects.
 To watch a video recording of today’s news conference about the approval of the Bond and to learn more about SMART, visit browardschools.com/smartfutures.

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 237 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 100 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 at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.