PARKLAND, FL- Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to partner with Broward County Government to help students displaced by Hurricane Dorian and who are now enrolled in BCPS, have what they need to be successful in school.

Broward County Government launched a school supply, which began on October 1, 2019, and continues through October 30, 2019. Donations can be brought to the Broward County Government Center Lobby, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. The donated items will be provided to families that have relocated to Broward County. Currently, more than 250 students from the Bahamas have enrolled in BCPS due to the hurricane. 

Below is a list of items needed for displaced students from the Bahamas in Broward County:

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Book bags (by school level, if possible)

No. 2 Pencils

Colored pencils

Pens

Pencil cases

Pencil Sharpeners

Crayons

Crayon Boxes

Glue

Glue Sticks

Markers

Loose Leaf Paper

Rulers

Spiral Notepads

Composition Books

Erasers

Middle and high school students also need the following: 

Binders

Calculators

5-Subject Spiral Notebooks

The donated school supplies will be distributed to students and families from the Bahamas via the District’s Welcome Center, located in the Lauderdale Manors Early Learning & Family Resource Center at 1400 NW 14th Court in Fort Lauderdale. 

The Welcome Center provides families with support for student registration into District schools, and once registered, connects families to school social workers and provides school supplies, uniforms, clothing, food and information on local resources. In addition, the Welcome Center offers access to a variety of health services in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Broward.

“We appreciate the support from Broward County Government and our community for all of the families who have lost so much due to Hurricane Dorian,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We want their transition to Broward County and our schools to be as smooth as possible and these donations will go a long way toward helping students stay on track with their education.”

“I am grateful for this partnership with Broward County Public Schools and hopeful that we can make a real difference in the lives of these families displaced by the hurricane,” said Nan H. Rich, Broward County Commissioner. “A child’s education is vital to their success in life and I am proud that we are able to step in and help.”