Reporting Child Abuse
Section 1006.061(1), Florida Statutes requires each district school, charter school and private school that accepts scholarship students under section 220.187 or section 1002.39 to post in a prominent place a notice that pursuant to chapter 39 all employees and agents of the district school board, charter school or private school have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Click here to read more.
Reporting Administrator Misconduct
All employees and agents of a public school district, charter school or private school have an obligation and legal responsibility to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety or welfare of a student. Click here to read more.
Legislative Education and Action Online ResourceThe 2017 Florida Legislative Session will begin on March 7, 2017. Leading up to the first day of Session, state legislators will be convening in Tallahassee for committee meetings. During committee meetings, legislators will discuss legislative and budget priorities for the upcoming session. In an effort to assist stakeholders with your advocacy efforts, we have created the Legislative Education Action and Online Resource (LEAOR) as an easy to use tool to contact elected officials on education issues.
Along with the email tool, we also encourage you to call legislators. Please click here for their contact information. Be sure to check out and subscribe to the BCPS Legislative Affairs team emails for updates on education legislation. Please click here to subscribe. The Department of Legislative Affairs will periodically update the "Bills of Interest" section for Broward County Public School stakeholders to review. Whenever you click on a bill of interest, you will be brought to a page where you can create an e-mail concerning that bill to send out to elected officials.
The Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) State Legislative Program, and to access additional legislative resources, please visit: http://browardschools.com/Legislativeinfo
Also, you can review and follow bills that may be of interest to you during this session. Please visit the links to the Florida Senate and House, which are listed below:
Bills of Interest
Charter School Funding: SB 376
HB 5103 - Relating to Capital Outlay Funding