Broward County Public Schools

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Broward County Public Schools
Broward County Public Schools Logo.png
Location
Broward County
Florida

United States
District information
TypePublic
MottoEducating Today's Students For Tomorrow's World
GradesPre K-12
Established1915; 104 years ago (1915)
SuperintendentRobert Runcie
Schools327 (2017)[1]
Budget$3.86 billion (2017)[2]
Students and staff
Students271,517[1] (6th-largest in U.S.)
Teachers15,084 (2017)[1]
Other information
Teachers' unionsFlorida Education Association
Websitebrowardschools.com

Broward County Public Schools, a public school district serving Broward County, Florida, is the sixth largest public school system in the nation. During the 2016–2017 school year, Broward County Public Schools served 271,517 students enrolled in 327 schools and education centers district wide.[3] The district is headquartered in downtown Fort Lauderdale.[4]

School Board[edit]

The current Superintendent of schools is Robert Runcie.[5] The members of the school board, which oversee the district, are as follows:[6]

  • District 1 – Ann Murray
  • District 2 – Patricia Good
  • District 3 – Heather Brinkworth (Chair)
  • District 4 – Lori Alhadeff
  • District 5 – Rosalind Osgood
  • District 6 – Laurie Rich Levinson
  • District 7 – Nora Rupert
  • At Large (Districtwide) – Donna Korn (Vice Chair)
  • At Large (Districtwide) – Robin Bartleman


  • Student Advisor to the Board - Beau Simon
  • Assistant Student Advisor to the Board - Omar Rodriguez

(Student Advisors serve as the voice and representation of the Students of Broward County. They are elected through the Broward County Association of Student Councils, and serve year long terms.)

Controversies and grand jury investigation[edit]

On February 14th, 2018, a former student opened fire at a Broward school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people and injuring 17 others.

Superintendent Robert Runcie and the School Board have faced criticism for their handling of policies and the lack of guidance assisted to the shooter. Many have called for the Superintendent to be ousted over a diversionary program, PROMISE, that he enacted in Broward County.[7] In April 2018, student Kenneth Preston revealed an investigation into an $800 million dollar bond for safety and building projects that the school board had not carried out efficiently.[8]

On February 13th, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis made an announcement alongside families of victims killed in the shooting that he had petitioned a statewide grand jury investigation based in Broward County.[9]

Schools in Broward County[edit]

During the 2016–2017 academic school year, the District served 271,205 students.[3] The district covers a total of 286 institutions: 138 elementary schools, 43 middle schools, 33 high schools, 16 adult/vocational schools, 16 centers, and 56 charter schools.[3]

6-12 secondary schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-03-27. Retrieved 2018-03-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "District Budget "017-18" (PDF). Broward.k12.fl.us. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Press Releases". Archived from the original on 2012-09-05. Retrieved 2013-03-09.
  4. ^ Contact Us Archived May 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on May 6, 2009.
  5. ^ "Robert Runcie, Superintendent of Schools". Browardschool.com. Archived from the original on 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  6. ^ "The School Board of Broward County, Florida". Browardschool.com. Archived from the original on 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  7. ^ Travis, Megan O'Matz, Scott. "Schools' culture of tolerance lets students like Nikolas Cruz slide". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  8. ^ "Student Journalist Says Discipline Policy Hurt School Safety Before Shooting". The Daily Signal. 2018-04-11. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  9. ^ Swisher, Scott Travis, Megan O'Matz, Skyler. "Governor asks grand jury to investigate school failures in Parkland shootings". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  10. ^ Cunningham, Denyse. "Broward County Schools: Some Places of Instruction". Broward Legacy. Broward County Historical Commission. Retrieved January 10, 2019.

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