Broward County Public Schools Remain Closed Till May 1

BROWARD COUNTY – Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie announced today, District school campuses will remain closed through Friday, May 1, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

While BCPS campuses will remain closed, learning continues via online distance learning. BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie thanked teachers for their shift in teaching approach and quick adaptation of the new distant learning model.

Many schools in the county have complained about technical difficulties with the provided learning platform, Canvas, as the students returned to classes after Spring Break.

However, Runcie said that over 162,000 students were able to successfully log in to the platform. “We’re trying to insure that teaching and learning continues while our campuses are closed, but there is no replacement for the interaction and value that our teachers and staff provide,” Runcie said.

In addition, he said they were able to distribute over 82,000 computer devices to students that were without internet access.

Watch the Superintendent’s statement to the community, during the Tuesday, March 31, Emergency School Board Meeting.



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