October 7, 2021
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) appreciates that the state of Florida has submitted its plan to the U.S. Department of Education for access to American Rescue Plan COVID-19 relief funding for school districts.
Broward County School Board members and BCPS Interim Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright have been asking for the state to apply for this much needed funding, which will be used to cover mounting expenses accrued due to the impact of the pandemic, such as the need to hire additional teachers for learning acceleration and increased mental health services for students.
Once the funds are made available to the state, BCPS asks that the state set up a mechanism for school districts to immediately have access to these funds.
“We are thankful that the state listened to our concerns and has taken steps necessary to access these funds,” said Interim Superintendent Dr. Cartwright. “I expect COVID-19 to continue to have an impact on our District and community. These critical funds are needed support our students and staff as we remain focused on providing healthy and safe learning environments.”
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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 261,500 students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 93 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.com and download the free BCPS mobile app.