Broward County Public Schools Observes Fire Prevention Week October 7 – 13, 2018: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) joins the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in promoting Fire Prevention Week – October 7 – 13, 2018. In an effort to expand the observance, BCPS is celebrating Fire Prevention the entire month of October with the theme: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere.” 


Red Tide Confirmed in Broward County

BROWARD COUNTY, FL -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has confirmed the presence of red tide in the coastal waters of Broward County at undetectable to low concentrations at 9 sampling locations.  The results indicated the following:

* Not present/background concentrations at Hillsboro and Dania Beaches
* Very low concentrations at Deerfield, Pompano, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Fort Lauderdale, and Hollywood Beaches
* Low concentrations at Dr. Von D. Mizell Eula Johnson State Park and Hallandale Beach


Surfrider Foundation Winning Multiple Plastic Straw Ban Victories in Broward

Surfrider Foundation seeks to decrease the use of single use plastics, as they are made from fossil fuels and do not biodegrade.  Often times, these plastics end up in the ocean where they photo-degrade into smaller pieces, and enter our food chain.  Plastics also harm our endangered marine life, such as sea turtles.  One of Surfrider Foundation Broward County's campaigns is to pass as many plastic straw ordinances as possible, as straws are over-used, not recyclable, and often end up in our environment.


Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® In Broward to Join the Fight Against the Disease

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting Broward County residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Nova Southeastern University, 301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. This is a family and pet friendly event.


Countdown to the First Day of School: New Back to School Online Toolkit Available for Families

To help families prepare for the 2018/19 school year, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Back to School toolkit is now available on the District’s website at

The Back to School toolkit connects families to important information and resources, such as:

  • 2018/19 school year calendar
  • School opening/closing times
  • Code Book for Student Conduct
  • Before and after school child care
  • Breakfast and lunch menus
  • Transportation services
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