Schools and District Offices to Reopen on Wednesday, September 4

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will reopen on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. All District
schools and offices will follow their normal operating schedules. The Broward County School Board
Operational Meeting, Special School Board Meeting and Second Public Hearing – Budget, will also take
place as scheduled on Wednesday.

The decision to reopen schools is based on the latest information from the Emergency Operation Center on
Hurricane Dorian.

“I would like to thank our entire community for its support, and all of our District staff and volunteers for their
willingness and readiness to do whatever it takes to serve our families, as we monitored the track of the
storm,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “At all times, the safety of our students and families is our
highest priority. While we are grateful that our community was spared the worst of Hurricane Dorian, our
hearts are with those impacted by the storm. We are just beginning to comprehend the massive
devastation residents in the Bahamas have endured and are keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.”
As the District prepares to reopen, all BCPS employees should report to work at their normal work
locations and at their regular start times on Wednesday, unless instructed otherwise by their

The District looks forward to welcoming all students and employees back to school on Wednesday,
September 4.



“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 more than 271,500
students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 234 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 89 charter
schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191
different languages. Connect with BCPS: visit the website at, follow BCPS on Twitter
@browardschools and Facebook at, and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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