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Broward County Public Schools Announce Results of School Drive

November 7, 2019

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), in partnership with Broward County Government, is proud to announce the conclusion of a successful school supply drive to help Bahamian students displaced by Hurricane Dorian in September. More than 270 students are now enrolled in BCPS to finish out the school year in Broward County. 


TODAY, November 7, 2019, at 1:15 p.m. 

Governmental Center Lobby
115 S Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Mayor Mark D. Bogen, BCPS School Board Chair Heather Brinkworth,
Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, Vice Mayor Dale V.C Holness,
Commissioner Nan D. Rich 

The successful drive netted thousands of items to assist elementary, middle and high school students and their families to finish the school year. The donated school supplies will be distributed to students and families from the Bahamas via the District’s Welcome Center, located in the Lauderdale Manors Early Learning & Family Resource Center at 1400 NW 14th Court in Fort Lauderdale.  

The Welcome Center provides families with support for student registration into District schools, and once registered, connects families to school social workers and provides school supplies, uniforms, clothing, food and information on local resources. In addition, the Welcome Center offers access to a variety of health services, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Broward. 







“Committed to 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. BCPS has nearly 270,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 89 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at and download the free BCPS mobile app. . 

As a regional provider of programs and services to its residents and visitors, Broward County employs more than 6,000 people in 60 different agencies in areas such as transportation, human services, planning and recreation. Broward County's regional services include the nation's fastest growing airport in the next 20 years, a bustling international seaport, an award-winning library system, an ever-growing transit network, an expanding park system and a variety of impactful community services. While the diversity of Broward's population of 1.96 million creates unique challenges in delivering services and providing information, that diversity also contributes to a dynamic cultural environment that makes Broward County one of the most interesting and robust places in the world to live, work and play.