News Conferences

  • Superintendent Runcie held a news conference on Friday, October 9.

    News Conference to Provide Update for Balancing Operational Priorities for Second Semester

    On Friday, January 8, 2021 Superintendent Runcie discussed how the District will balance concern for teachers’ health conditions, students who are struggling academically and emotionally, and the effectiveness in limiting the transmission of coronavirus in our schools. View Superintendent's News Conference.



  • Superintendent Runcie held a news conference on Friday, October 9

    Superintendent Runcie held a news conference on Friday, October 9.

    Superintendent Robert Runcie holds a News Conference

    Superintendent Runcie held a news conference on Friday, October 9, following the first day of face-to-face instruction on school campuses.

  • Superintendent Robert Runcie holds a Press Conference after Emergency Board Meeting

    Superintendent Robert W. Runcie holds a news conference after Board meeting

    Superintendent Robert Runcie holds a Press Conference after Emergency Board Meeting

    The School Board of Broward County unanimously approved a return to face-to-face learning, which will be staggered by grade levels beginning on Friday, October 9. For the latest update, watch the press conference from October 1. 

  • Superintendent Robert Runcie School Update September 15, 2020

    Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie  
School  Update  September 15, 2020

    Superintendent Robert Runcie School Update September 15, 2020

    Dear Broward County Public Schools Community,

    On Tuesday, September 15, BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie provided a school reopening update at the School Board Meeting, which included the following:

    • Downward trend of school reopening gating criteria
    • School reopening teacher survey
    • Upcoming parent survey about the preferred learning model 
    • Districtwide safeguards and Phase 2 reopening plan
    • Recommendation to be made at September 22 School Board Workshop to return to face-to-face learning on Monday, October 5

    You can view the Superintendent’s remarks through the link below:

    https://eduvision.tv/l?LtOeOe

     

     

  • BCPS Provides Update on School Reopening and Details on Tentative Contract Agreement with Broward Teachers Union

    News Conference 9-8-2020

    BCPS Provides Update on School Reopening and Details on Tentative Contract Agreement with Broward Teachers Union

    School Board Chair Donna P. Korn and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie held a news conference on Tuesday, September 8, to provide an update on the gating criteria being used to determine when face-to-face learning can begin. Additionally, BCPS and the Broward Teachers Union (BTU) provided details about a tentative agreement that will give all employees in the BTU Education Professionals bargaining unit a salary increase, and all employees in the BTU Education Support Professionals bargaining unit with a referendum supplement.You can watch a recording of Tuesday’s news conference through the link below:

    Click here to Watch the News Conference video. 

     

  • BCPS to Share Initial Findings of Distance Learning and Wellness Survey

    BCPS to Share Initial Findings of Distance Learning and Wellness Survey

    BCPS to Share Initial Findings of Distance Learning and Wellness Survey

    The survey provides opinions from students, parents/guardians and school-based staff about their experiences with the transition to online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. More than 65,000 people shared their feelings about the successes and shortfalls of distance learning and pinpointed areas where additional wellness support may be needed. The results of the survey will be used by the District to make informed decisions on educational and wellness services, as well as the allocation of resources.

    Click here to Watch the News Conference video. 

     

  • BCPS Coronavirus Update 3/13/2020

    BCPS Coronavirus Update 3/13/2020%

    BCPS Coronavirus Update 3/13/2020

  • BCPS High School Federal Graduation Rate Rises to All Time High at 86%

    BCPS High School Federal Graduation Rate Rises to All Time High at 86%

    BCPS High School Federal Graduation Rate Rises to All Time High at 86%

    Today, January 9, 2020, the Florida Department of Education released graduation rates for the 2018/19 school year. Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to announce the District’s Federal Graduation Rate (includes traditional high schools, centers and charter schools) rose to 86.2%, which is nearly 15 percentage points higher than in 2011/12. The graduation rate for traditional District high schools only (excludes centers and charter schools) maintained its highest level from 2017/18, at 95.1%.  

  • District’s first day of the 2019/20

    Superintendent Robert W. Runcie is joined by School Board members to discuss the District’s first day of the 2019/20 school year at the first day of school news conference.

  • BCPS Media Briefing to Provide Update on Partnership with SaferWatch

     

    BCPS provides an update on the partnership with SaferWatch, which allows the District to receive reports of suspicious activity in real time. School Board members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and District leadership shared information on the partnership as part of the District’s focus on school safety and ensuring families and community members have as many options as possible for reporting concerns. 

     

  • BCPS and BTU Hold Joint News Conference Regarding Important Update on Contract Negotiations

    BCPS and BTU Hold Joint News Conference Regarding Important Update on Contract Negotiations
 

    BCPS and BTU Hold Joint News Conference Regarding Important Update on Contract Negotiations

     

  • BCPS Holds News Conference Regarding Healing and Recovery at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Community

    BCPS Holds News Conference Regarding Healing and Recovery at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Community 

    BCPS Holds News Conference Regarding Healing and Recovery at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Community

    Superintendent Runcie provided an update on support being provided for students and teachers at MSD after the recent suicides. Dr. David Schonfeld, Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, will discuss healing and recovery at MSD.

     

  • Chief of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness Brian Katz

    Chief of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness Brian Katz 

    Chief of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness Brian Katz

    Superintendent Robert W. Runcie introduces the District’s new Chief of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness Brian Katz.

  • BCPS Provides Progress Report on Recommendations in MSD Public Safety Commission Initial Report

    BCPS Provides Progress Report on MSD Commission's Recommendations

  • Media Briefing With Superintendent Robert W. Runcie Regarding Recent Social Media Threats

     
     

    Media Briefing With Superintendent Robert W. Runcie Regarding Recent Social Media Threats

    At a media briefing, Superintendent Runcie responds to media regarding social media threats.

  • News conference regarding approval of Secure the Next Generation ½ Mill Referendum

    News conference regarding approval of Secure the Next Generation ½ Mill Referendum

    News conference regarding approval of Secure the Next Generation ½ Mill Referendum

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018, Broward County School Board members, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and the Broward Teachers Union held a news conference to thank the Broward community for its support of the Secure the Next Generation Referendum.
     
    The funds generated from the referendum will be available to the District beginning in the 2019/20 school year, and will provide increased compensation for teachers and school-related staff, additional school security staff at schools and essential programs for students, such as guidance counselors and behavior specialists. 

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