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BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie Declares State of Emergency

August 31, 2019       

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie declared an official state of emergency for Broward County Public Schools effective at 6 a.m. August 31, 2019. BCPS campuses and facilities are currently closed from Saturday, August 31, 2019 through Monday, September 2, 2019. This action allows the District to prepare its schools to serve as shelters for residents who may be displaced by Hurricane Dorian. The District is working together with Broward County to identify and open shelters as needed.

Broward County has also declared a local state of emergency.

Additional information is available at The District will continue to provide updates on its website and through social media.




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