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BCPS Counts Down to Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® on Thursday, October 29

October 26, 2020

Jump Start


Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® on Thursday,

October 29, joining millions of readers across the nation in reading the book Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away, by Meg Medina. BCPS

has participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® since its inception 14 years ago and was honored as its Read for the Record® District of the Year in 2019.

Superintendent Robert W. Runcie will celebrate this year’s Read for the Record® by reading to pre-K students at Gulfstream Early Learning Center. School Board members, local leaders, and representatives from professional sports teams, local businesses, organizations, libraries and others will also participate by serving as virtual guest readers at schools across the District.

In addition, through a partnership between BCPS, Children's Services Council of Broward County and multiple Broward County early childhood stakeholders, a copy of Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away will be provided to each pre-K and kindergarten child in Broward County, totaling 40,000 books for 40,000 children! The books will be distributed this spring through schools and early childcare providers.

The community can follow the District’s Read for the Record® activities on social media through Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at, and share photos using #BrowardReads and #ReadForTheRecord.


Media are invited to cover:

Superintendent Runcie Reads for the Record

Thursday, October 29, 8:30 a.m.
Gulfstream Early Learning Center
120 S.W. 4th Avenue
Hallandale, FL 33009


For additional information on how local companies and organizations can get involved, contact Dr. Lori Canning, BCPS Executive Director of Early Learning Language Acquisition, at 754-321-1953 or via email at To register as a guest reader, visit




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