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BCPS Honored as Jumpstart’s Read for the Record District of the Year

December 5, 2019

BCPS Honored as Jumpstart’s Read for the Record District of the Year

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is honored to be recognized by Jumpstart as its Read for the Record District of the Year. This is the first year Jumpstart has presented the national award, which represents the highest level of recognition from Jumpstart among eight award categories.

BCPS has participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record since its inception 14 years ago and ranks first in the country for the number of students, volunteers and community members participating in the annual event. Through a partnership between BCPS, the Children's Services Council of Broward County and multiple Broward County early childhood stakeholders, a free copy of this year’s Read for the Record book, “Thank You, Omu,” was provided to 40,000 pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children in Broward County on November 7, in celebration of the big day.

In addition to being named District of the Year, BCPS congratulates Pines Lakes Elementary School in Pembroke Pines for being recognized with Jumpstart’s Excellence in Bilingual Reading Award. Pines Lakes Elementary carried out its reading of “Thank You, Omu” in two languages, English and Spanish. The District’s Bilingual/ESOL Department provided support for the dual language readings, with portions of readings posted on social media for all to enjoy.

For more information on the Jumpstart Read for the Record national awards, visit

Pictured above: BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie with students from Broward Estates Elementary School on November 7, 2019, for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record event.




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