More than 271,000 students across Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) return from summer vacation and back to classrooms for the first day of school on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
“As we prepare to start another new school year, the safety and security of our students and staff continues to be our District’s highest priorities,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “I want to assure our parents that we have taken extra precautions to secure our campuses. This includes School Resource Officers or trained armed guardians at all of our schools, whose jobs are to keep our students, staff and campuses safe.”
Superintendent Runcie will welcome students and families to the new school year on the first day at several schools across the District.
In addition to the Superintendent’s visits, some of South Florida’s professional sports teams will also join teachers, staff and administrators in welcoming students. The Miami HEAT dancers and Burnie will celebrate the first day of school and welcome students at Pinewood Elementary School, 1600 SW 83rd Avenue, North Lauderdale, 33068.