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First Day of Schools News Conference 
 
Summer vacation will officially be over for more than 270,000 students and 15,000 teachers in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), as they head back to the classroom on Monday, August 21, 2017 – the first day of school.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is prepared for the first day of school on Monday, August 21, 2017, and for the first solar eclipse to be visible across the United States since 1918.  A solar eclipse is when the moon moves between the Earth and the sun.  Broward County will experience a partial solar eclipse beginning at 1:26 p.m. on August 21 and last until 4:20 p.m., with maximum coverage reached at 2:57 p.m.
 
The BCPS Food and Nutrition Services Department shares What’s New on the Menu in 2017/18 and introduces its new partnership with WITS, which is dedicated to supporting healthy eating among students.
 
As schools across the District prepare to welcome students back to class on Monday, August 21, 2017, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to share Volume 2 of What’s New in 2017/18.
 
BCPS Expands Afterschool Supper Program
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has expanded its Afterschool Supper Program to include four additional school sites, for a total of 110 schools serving nutritious meals to students.
 
To help families prepare for the 2017/18 school year, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Back to School online resource is now available on the District’s website at browardschools.com/backtoschool.
 
BCPS teachers get ready for the new school year by putting their robotics skills to the test during a mock “Battle of the Bots” competition.
 
Summer break will soon come to an end for students attending Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) year-round modified calendar schools. More than 2,700 students at the four BCPS year-round campuses head back to the classroom on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students are getting ready to start the new school year on Monday, August 21, 2017.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) recently received a $64,000 grant from the Florida Department of Education to increase high school diplomas awarded and ensure post-release employability for youth placed in Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) custody.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is honored to be selected for a grant by the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and NASA, which will provide robotics equipment, materials and teacher professional development for all District schools.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), in partnership with Broward College, launched the Para-to-Teacher Program for Educational Support Professionals with a pre-admission orientation event on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Broward College A. Hugh Adams Central Campus in Davie.
 
Congratulations to four additional Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) high school seniors announced today by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as winners of the National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.
 
NEWS CONFERENCE
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
News conference to discuss school grades.
 
Today, the Florida Department of Education released 2017 school grades for all schools.  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) results show continued improvements across the District. 
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), Innovation Florida, Wyncode Academy and The South Florida Accelerator (TSFA) are excited to launch a pilot computer coding program this summer for high school students.
 
For a second consecutive year, students attending Broward Technical Colleges earned a record number of industry certifications, as 712 students received 952 nationally recognized industry certifications.
 
School Board Members, Superintendent Runcie and local elected officials spend time visiting with JROTC cadets as the students participate in the annual BCPS JROTC Cadet Leadership STEM Camp.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to announce that 120 of the District’s schools have earned the 2016/17 Golden and Silver School Awards from the Florida Department of Education.
 
The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) released results from the spring 2017 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) for English Language Arts (ELA) (grades 4 through 10), Mathematics (grades 3 through 8) and Science (grades 5 and 8).  In addition, the FLDOE released results for End of Course (EOC) exams in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Biology, U.S. History and Civics.
 
Congratulations to 23 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) high school seniors, who are among the more than 3,200 students announced today by National Merit Scholarship Corporation winners of National Merit Scholarships, financed by U.S. colleges and universities.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has received the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) for excellence in budget presentation during the 2016/17 fiscal year.
 
Joint town hall meeting to discuss the education portion of the state budget and House Bill 7069.
 
A required annual report titled the “Annual Status Report on Implementation of the Second Amended Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning, January – December 2016” was recently issued by a 15-member Oversight Committee (consisting of School Board members, County Commissioners, municipal elected officials and community stakeholders), whose primary responsibility is to monitor the implementation of the Second Amended Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning (ILA) and issue the annual report.
 
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