Above, screenshot of Broward Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, from a May 2012 Channel 10/WPLG-TV newscast on the necessary budget cuts and changes that he needed to institute throughout Broward to make the school administration more accurately reflect the smaller student population and need for paring the budget.
Important day of reckoning for Broward County Schools, taxpayers and parents is at hand: Wednesday's coming clash in Plantation between Broward County's eastern schools and western schools on boundaries -and which schools, if any, need to be CLOSED or consolidated due to costs and students leaving for charter schools; BCPS Public Hearings to Discuss 2013-2014 School Attendance Areas, Usage Recommendations
As all who follow education policy hereabouts must admit, many Broward schools are increasingly empty, since as of May of 2012, Broward Schools has lost 35,000 students in the past 5 years, many to private schools and Broward's charter schools.
WHO: Broward County School Board Members, Superintendent,
Demographics and Student Assignments Staff, District Staff,
Parents and Community
WHAT: Broward County Public Schools Public Hearings on
2013-2014 School Attendance Areas and School Usage
WHEN: Public Hearing I – Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
Public Hearing II – Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Plantation High School, Auditorium
6901 NW 16th Street, Plantation
The Superintendent’s final 2013-2014 school boundary recommendations based on community and School Board input can be viewed at the Demographics & Student Assignments website (http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/