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BCPS Earns Gold Award as a Florida Healthy School District

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to be recognized as a Florida Healthy School District, earning the highest achievement level of Gold.

BCPS is one of only 15 school districts the state honored with the Gold level status for the two-year period of May 2018 – April 2020. A total of 50 school districts received one of the three achievement levels, bronze, silver or gold.

The Florida Healthy School District award celebrates the hard work and success of school districts related to physical, mental and social health of students and staff to reduce barriers to learning and support academic achievement. Prior to earning Gold level achievement, BCPS was a Silver award winner from 2014 –2018.

“We are honored to have earned Gold level status as a Florida Healthy School District,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “Our District and schools continue to work hard and focus on providing high-quality social-emotional and physical health services for our students. I congratulate all of our teachers, administrators and staff for their efforts and dedication to our students.”

Earning the Florida Healthy School District distinction is based on the Florida Healthy School District Self-Assessment, which measures the District’s sustainable infrastructure, policies, programs and practices identified from national and state guidelines, best practices and Florida statutes.

The recognition award is presented by the Florida Partnership for Healthy Schools, Florida Action for Healthy Kids, Florida Association of District School Superintendents and Florida Healthy Kids Corporation.

For more information on the Florida Healthy School District program, visit www.safehealthyschoolsfl.org/Home.aspx/Index.


“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.” 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 over 271,500 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 234 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 93 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. To learn more, visit www.browardschools.com