Today, Monday, August 21, 2017, students and families
were welcomed to classrooms across Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). School Board members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, the Miami Marlins and Florida Panthers also welcomed students and families.
Beginning at 5:30 a.m., the Superintendent boarded a school bus at the Central Transportation Bus Terminal in Oakland Park, which took him to his first destination, Piper High School in Sunrise. With help from the Florida Panthers, he welcomed students and families at Broadview Elementary School in North Lauderdale, and continued his travels across the District to Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach.
Superintendent Runcie then headed south to have lunch with students at Meadowbrook Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale, and continued to Nova Middle School, Pines Middle School and H.D. Perry Education Center. The day culminated with a first day of school news conference at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center.
“The first day of school is always an exciting time of year for our students and families,” said Superintendent Runcie. “From our kindergarten students who will be part of the graduating class of 2030, to today’s high school seniors who will graduate in 2018, our school District continues to educate today's students to succeed in tomorrow’s world.”
*Numbers are approximate. **Approximate number of eligible students assigned to bus routes for
the opening of the 2017/18 school year.
***This number subject to change.
Pictured above: Superintendent Runcie has lunch with students at Meadowbrook Elementary School.
ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
To view highlights of the District’s #BCPSFirst social media campaign, visit twitter.com/browardschools and facebook.com/browardschools. To watch highlights of the first day, visit https://eduvision.tv/l?yOeygI.
“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 271,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 235 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 93 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.