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BCPS Resumes Normal Operations Following Hurricane Matthew

Friday, October 07, 2016

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will resume normal operations of all schools and administrative offices on Monday, October 10, 2016. In addition:

  • All weekend District events and activities for Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, remain canceled. This includes field trips, clubs, athletic events, competitions, etc.
  • Initial assessments of school campuses show no visible property damage due to Hurricane Matthew.
  • Regarding hurricane makeup days, the District will contact the Florida Department of Education to determine what, if any, makeup days are necessary.

“We are all very grateful that Broward County Public Schools, our families and communities received minimum impact from Hurricane Matthew,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “I want to thank our amazing staff for their dedication, support and all of their hard work before, during and after the hurricane. Their efforts demonstrate their ongoing commitment for our students, schools and community.”

If any additional updates are necessary, the District will provide information via a variety of communications channels, including the District’s website (browardschools.com), robo calls, mobile app notifications, social media (on Twitter @browardschools and on Facebook facebook.com/browardschools) and through BECON-TV and local media. The District will also update its Information Hotline at 754-321-0321, with the latest information.


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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 over 271,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 236 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 101 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 208 different countries and 181 different languages. To learn more, visit browardschools.com. Follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.