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BCPS Next Gen Engage Town Hall Series Invites Student Input

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Looking to build on last year’s Conversations With the District series, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is launching the Next Gen Engage series to engage students. The inaugural Next Gen Engage town hall series aims, in part, to ask for and listen to input from students about their future direction, and what they think school leaders should do to support their success.  

Students are invited to share and engage in dialogue with School Board members and the Superintendent about the District’s successes and challenges.

The series has evolved from the 2011 Superintendent’s Listening Tour, which brought the community at large together to share their concerns with the District. Students, parents and community members voiced their concerns, ideas and priorities about issues facing the District. The Superintendent and School Board members used this input and feedback to shape the District’s Three-Year Strategic Plan.

The Conversations With The District series, created as a follow-up to the Superintendent’s Listening Tour, moved the discussion from community concerns to actively engaging stakeholders in open dialogue. This year, engagement is geared to student-involved discussions that challenge the District in its mission to prepare today’s students to be successful in tomorrow’s world.

“Engaging our students is critical to ensuring that we are making the best decisions to move our District in the right direction,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We value our students, and their opinions and input. It’s important that our decisions reflect their priorities and perspectives.”

The Next Gen Engage series takes place across the seven School Board member districts. Parents and community members are encouraged to participate. There is no fee to attend and free parking is available at each location. Speaker registration for each event begins at 5 p.m., and the engagement begins at 5:30 p.m.

For additional information about the Next Gen Engage series, visit the Legislative Affairs Department's Web page at browardschools.com or call 754-321-2608. Also, join the Next Gen Engage conversation on social media at #BCPSNextGenEngage.

Next Gen Engage Town Hall Series Schedule of Events:

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Coral Glades High School
2700 Sportsplex Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33065

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Western High School
1200 SW 136th Avenue
Davie, FL 33325

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Pompano Beach High School
600 NE 13th Avenue  
Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Plantation High School
6901 NW 16th Street
Plantation, FL 33313

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Pines Middle School
200 NW Douglas Road
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Stranahan High School
1800 SW Fifth Place
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Thursday, April 20, 2017
South Broward High School
1901 N Federal Highway
Hollywood, FL 33020


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