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Today, Monday, June 27, 2016, a Legislative Hearing was held between the School Board of Broward County, Florida, and the Union, to resolve the two final items remaining in the contract negotiations for the 2015/16 school year, following an impasse declared by the Union.  
 
Students attending Broward Technical Colleges are earning the most industry certifications across the state. This school year, students at Atlantic Technical College, McFatter Technical College and Sheridan Technical College earned industry certifications in 48 tested areas, resulting in the colleges receiving $644,562 from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Performance Incentive Funding (PIF). Funds will be used to continue updating technology and equipment to meet industry standards.  
 
Today, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) released results from the Spring 2016 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 Fort Lauderdale High School for earning top 100 placement on “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” 2016 list by The Washington Post. Fort Lauderdale High ranks 57 nationally and 13 in the state, due to their success on providing access to advanced coursework to all students.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates Cooper City High School for winning the 2016 School Duel Championship!  School Duel is South Florida's premier, locally produced, academic-based television quiz show.  The competition is designed to reward and showcase intellectual talent among local high schools, as well as serve as a positive educational tool for students. School Duel featured 20 high school teams from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
 
National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced approximately 3,000 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.
 
The June 7, 2016, regular meeting of The School Board of Broward County, Florida has been rescheduled, to allow for attendance at high school graduation ceremonies. The School Board will now hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, beginning at 10:15 a.m., at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, Board Room, 600 SE Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
 
More than 70 local businesses will share potential careers with students from Dillard Elementary.  Students will walk through an interactive city to learn about different professions and local industries.  Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about potential future careers and learn about specific professions directly from industry leaders.     
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates Benjamin Goldstein of Cooper City High School and Jalen Jiang of Cypress Bay High School for being named the District’s 2016 Sunshine State Scholars.
 
After a quarter-century of coming close, Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School finally finished the job and secured the school’s first state championship with a 3-0 win over Miami Columbus in the Class 9A final at JetBlue Park.
 
BCPS concludes its 100th anniversary celebration with a special ceremony honoring the District’s commitment to educational excellence. The ceremony showcases District accomplishments and also takes a look at what’s to come.
 
Nob Hill Elementary honors its veterans, active servicemen and first responders at its “Salute to America” ceremony. Students will perform patriotic presentations to honor their heroes.
 
The Florida Department of Education released third grade results for the Spring 2016 Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) English Language Arts. These results represent the first round of scores to be released by the state. 
 
40 students with autism have the opportunity to navigate the airport experience firsthand in an effort to help reduce stress on an actual flight. The fourth annual Autism in Flight event culminates a six-week classroom airport travel study and preparation. On the day of the event, students and family members pack their bags and meet at the airport for an opportunity to practice the travel experience in a realistic, relaxed setting, allowing families and children to be better prepared for future travel.

 
A required annual report titled the “Annual Status Report on Implementation of the Second Amended Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning, January – December 2015”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.
 
Students from Bethune Elementary School, a Turnaround Arts School, will be surprised when they meet award-winning actress Cameron Diaz.
   
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) fifth annual Best In Class awards celebrates and recognizes students for outstanding attendance on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., Plantation High School, 6901 NW 16th Street, Plantation. The “Evening Among the Stars” event honors students for stellar attendance and also recognizes parents for their role and support.
 
National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced five Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) high school seniors as National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. The students are among the 2,500 Merit Scholar designees chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.
 
Over 400 English Language Learners from Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Middle and High Schools.
 
New River Middle School teacher Elizabeth Fahy is taking part in an exciting deep sea voyage, all in the name of science.  Fahy is now aboard the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus, after being selected as a 2016 Science Communication Fellow.  Fahy, along with the Corps of Exploration, set sail aboard the E/V Nautilus on May 10, 2016 and returns May 29, 2016. During the voyage, the E/V Nautilus is exploring the waters off of Victoria, Canada to restore the world’s largest undersea cable observatory with Ocean Networks Canada.
 
Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) Cadet Major Kyle Ramos (Pictured Above), for being named the Broward County JROTC 2016 Cadet of the Year.  Cadet Ramos, who attends Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, received the award during a ceremony at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center in Fort Lauderdale, today, Friday, May 6, 2016.
 
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, has approved school opening and closing times for the 2016/17 school year.  The changes were approved by the School Board during its Tuesday, May 3, 2016, meeting. The approved bell times reflect changes to the opening and closing times for 14 District sites, including two elementary schools, four middle schools, and six high schools, as well as routes for one center and one technical college.  
 
The following are exciting events and activities taking place in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) on Friday, May 6, 2016.  Media are invited to cover these events.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is holding its annual Experience Broward Teacher Recruitment Fair on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The District is seeking teacher candidates who are committed to continuous improvement, enthusiastic about collaboration and committed to success for all students.
 
Congratulations to Victoria Saldala, director of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Bilingual/ESOL Department, for being named the Latino Administrator of the Year by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS).
 
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