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BCPS Observes Dads Take Your Child to School Day on Thursday, September 21, 2023

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrates Dads Take Your Child to School Day on Thursday, September 21, 2023.  The Florida Department of Education’s statewide initiative encourages fathers and father figures to become more involved in their children’s education. Research shows when dads take a more active role, students perform better academically, have fewer discipline problems and become more responsible adults. 

“This initiative highlights the significant difference dads can make when they are involved in their children’s education,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Peter B. Licata. “As a lifelong educator, I have seen first-hand the positive impact and vital roles fathers play in shaping their children’s lives and futures.”

Media are invited to cover Dads Take Your Child to School Day events taking place at the following schools:

Charles Drew Elementary School
1000 N.W. 31st Ave.
Pompano Beach, FL  33069
7:30 – 8 a.m.

Gulfstream Early Learning Center
120 S.W. 4th Ave.
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
7:30 – 8 a.m.

Oriole Elementary School
3081 N.W. 39th St.
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33309
7:30 – 8 a.m.


“Educating all students to reach their highest potential.”
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962, serving more than 254,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 239 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 87 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 177 different countries and speaking 153 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at, on Instagram @browardschoolsofficial, on YouTube at and download the free BCPS mobile app at