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BCPS Discusses Reopening Plans for the 2020/21 School Year

June 16, 2020

WHO:        
School Board of Broward County, Florida Chair Donna P. Korn and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie

WHAT:      
Presentation of school reopening options for the 2020/21 school year

WHEN:      
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
3 p.m.

WHERE:    
Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, Boardroom
600 S.E. Third Avenue Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

The media availability will also be streamed live at becon.tv/live-stream.

WHY:        
Recent decisions made by the School Board regarding options for the reopening of schools will be presented. Options take into consideration stakeholder feedback from more than 80,000 parents/guardians, teachers, staff and students who provided input on what the reopening of schools should look like, as well as research from the Aspen Institute, Chiefs for Change, the Council of the Great City Schools, Florida Association of District School Superintendents, Harvard University Public Education Leadership Project, McKinsey & Company, other school districts and more. All decisions will support the goals of the District’s 2024 Strategic Plan, which include high-quality instruction, safe and supportive environment, and effective communication.

Media that wants to obtain B-roll of the virtual board meeting prior to the news conference should arrive by 2:30 p.m. You will need to sign in at the front desk and will be required to adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times.

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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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 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 browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.com and download the free BCPS mobile app.