All Public Schools Closed Likely Until Fall

Governor Ron DeSantis has extended the closure of all public schools in Florida to at least April 15 to help contain the spread of coronavirus.

The Broward County Public School District is preparing for the closure all schools for the rest of the academic year. During a press conference, Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said on Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., students can return to their schools to pick up laptop computers if they need to access educational resources offered online by the District.

They can also pick up any personal items they may have left in their classrooms. Teachers and employees will receive their paychecks. It appears increasingly likely that school may not resume until next fall.

To support our students’ learning, Broward County Public Schools will distribute computer devices for students in need beginning Friday, March 20, between 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Parents/guardians should visit their child’s school to check-out the devices.

When picking up the computer devices, parents/guardians will need to:

Present the student’s online username and password.

Complete a property pass and other forms prior to accepting a device at the child’s school.

To expedite the computer device distribution process, parents/guardians are encouraged to complete the required form online. Click here to access the Distribution of Computer Devices form.

In addition, for families needing internet access, Comcast has expanded its Internet Essentials program, which offers free internet services for eligible families for 60 days. Visit to learn more.


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