BCPS in the News


The School Board of Broward County, Florida, today (December 17, 2013), approved the 2014/15 school year calendar at its regular School Board meeting. Students will begin school on Monday, August 18, 2014, and end on Thursday, June 4, 2015.

During Tuesday’s (December 10, 2103) meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Apollo Middle School teacher Luis Espinosa was awarded the Governor’s Shine Award by Governor Rick Scott.

2013 High School Graduation Rates Released
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Today, the Florida Department of Education released Federal high school graduation rates for the 2012/13 school year.  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) graduation rate, which includes traditional schools, centers and charter schools, is 75.3%.

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) announced the 2013-14 winners of the Outstanding School Volunteer Award. Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) North Side Elementary School Foster Grandparent Volunteer Dorothy Zarfjian is recognized as the Outstanding Senior Volunteer award winner for Region V.

Holiday travelers and visitors to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will enjoy the sights and sounds of the annual Winter Festival of Music performed by over 1,600 music and performing arts students from 30 Broward County public schools.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to announce its nominees for the 2014 Sunshine State Scholars Recognition Program.  This program recognizes the state’s top 11th grade students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to encourage them to pursue their postsecondary education and future careers in Florida.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is honoring National Computer Science Education Week (December 9-13) and the District’s new partnership with the non-profit organization, Code.Org, by participating in the Hour of Code.

The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF), today, recognized Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie with its “Star” Superintendent of the Year Award.

Parents and students who reside in the north area of Broward County are invited to explore their magnet school choices at the North Area Magnet Showcase on Monday, December 9, 2013, from 5 – 9 p.m. at Broward College, North Campus in the Omni Auditorium, located at 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek.

Students at Tequesta Trace Middle School will be taking part in fun, interactive presentations designed to inspire their creativity and encourage their interest in writing. 

Broward County Public Schools is excited to announce the School Choice application window for Nova, magnet and school reassignment takes place December 1, 2013 - February 12, 2014.

Before more than 450 cheering students, colleagues and dignitaries, Milken Family Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken, Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie honored Apollo Middle School teacher Luis Espinosa with the prestigious Milken Educator Award.

Broward County’s 28th Annual Arts Teacher of the Year Award Ceremony held on November 6 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, showcased Broward's talented and celebrated winners in arts education.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is pleased to announce the relocation of District departments from the Sawgrass Technology Park is now complete. In all, seven District departments that comprise nineteen divisions and more than 500 BCPS employees were moved from Sawgrass Technology Park to offices located on various District-owned properties.

On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, the School Board of Broward County, Florida unanimously approved the Collective Bargaining Agreement reached with the Broward Teachers Union (BTU) and supported by Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) teachers who voted 83 to 17 percent to approve the agreement.

The School Board of Broward County, Florida members elected Patricia Good, Chair and Donna Korn, Vice Chair. The nominations and voting took place during the School Board’s Annual Organization Meeting today (Tuesday, November 19, 2013).

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron will host a free RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit sponsored by JM Family Enterprises and Stonegate Bank at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale.  Students enrolled in afterschool programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County and Urban League of Broward County will be able to visit the exhibit from November 18 – 21, 2013.

Students will enjoy an “out of this world” experience as they venture inside a portable planetarium.  The planetarium is making its way across the state as part of a promotion by the Florida Department of Education and Just Read, Florida!

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) teachers support the Collective Bargaining Agreement reached last month between BCPS and the Broward Teachers Union (BTU).

More than 500 students at Tequesta Trace Middle School will put on their dancing shoes and learn Hands-Only CPR by American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care volunteers.

Northeast High School will host its second annual STEAM Ideas Festival on Thursday, November 14, 2013. The community event combines science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities with the arts (STEAM).

Maplewood Elementary School will host a campus improvement and beautiful project, “Peace, Love and Pride Day,” on Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

BCPS Wins Florida Green School Award
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to be the district winner of the Florida Green School Award by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.  The District was honored for its P3 Eco Challenge. 

On November 5, 2013, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, approved a historic new Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline in an effort to close the schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline.  Following School Board approval, a ceremonial signing of the agreement took place with community partners.

On Saturday, November 2, 2013, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Media (Library) Specialists will help Barnes & Noble kick off its annual Holiday Book Drive. All five local Barnes & Noble retail stores have chosen Broward Education Foundation as this year’s exclusive Holiday Book Drive recipient.

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