Wednesday, August 14, 2019, marks the official end to summer vacation as more than 270,000 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students head back to school to begin the 2019/20 school year.

To launch the new school year, BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie will visit several schools welcoming students, parents, teachers and staff to an exciting new school year. The Superintendent begins his day at the South Area Bus Terminal in Pembroke Pines at 5:30 a.m., as school bus drivers arrive to prepare to meet over 73,000 student riders across the District.

With more than 1,200 school buses and 1,000 routes, BCPS has one of the largest transportation fleets in the country and has the largest propane fleet in Florida with 225 buses. All buses have a GPS system and a new 400 MHz two-way radio system.

The Superintendent’s day will include lunch with students at Coral Springs Pre-K-8. He will also be joined by members of the Miami Marlins and Billy the Marlin to welcome students at several schools.

In addition, the Miami Marlins will join representatives from the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation and Broward Education Foundation for back to school supplies distributions at the following schools:


Wednesday, August 14, 2019


9:30 a.m.                    Walker Elementary School

1001 NW 4th Street

Fort Lauderdale 33311

     (Media Opportunity) 


12:30 p.m.                  Bethune Elementary School

2400 Meade Street

Hollywood, 33020


Thursday, August 15, 2019


10:30 a.m.                  Oakridge Elementary School

Hollywood, 33020

5:30 – 6 a.m. South Area Bus Terminal 

900 S University Drive Pembroke Pines, 33025

6:30 – 7 a.m. Everglades High School 

17100 SW 48th Court Miramar, 33027

7:30 – 8 a.m. Pasadena Lakes Elementary School 

(Miami Marlins player, Miguel Rojas and mascot, Billy the Marlin) 8801 Pasadena Blvd. Pembroke Pines, 33024

8:30 – 9 a.m. Pioneer Middle School 

5350 SW 90th Avenue Cooper City, 33328

9:30 – 10 a.m. North Side Elementary School 

120 NE 11th Street Fort Lauderdale, 33304

10:30 – 11 a.m. Bair Middle School 

9100 NW 21st Manor Sunrise, 33322

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Coral Springs Pre-K-8 (lunch) 

3601 NW 110th Avenue Coral Springs, 33065

1:30 – 2 p.m. Cypress Run Education Center 

2800 NW 30th Avenue Pompano Beach, FL 33069

3:30 p.m. First Day of School News Conference 

Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, Boardroom 600 SE Third Avenue Fort Lauderdale 33301



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