Tag: Broward County Public Schools

Persuasive Poster. A sign advertising the benefits of the Secure the Next Generation Referendum hangs in the bus loop at Country Hills Elementary. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Broward voters approve half mill tax increase to fund schools

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2018 voters approved the Secure the Next Generation Referendum to raise money for Broward County Public Schools. Starting in 2019, Broward County homeowners will see a half millage increase in their property taxes. Local property taxes are calculated using millage rates. One mill represents $1 in tax per $1,000 of tax-assessed value. Each city in Broward […]

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Lori Alhadeff speaks County Commissioner Michael Udine at a polling place in Tamarac, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Alhadeff has become a forceful advocate for gun control and school safety. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Broward County voters elect school board members

On Aug. 28, Broward County primary voters elected new members to the school board. Five of the nine total seats on the board were up for election — Districts 1, 4, 6, 7 and 8. Two of the candidates, Lori Alhadeff and Ryan Petty, lost a child in the shooting on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Alhadeff, […]

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Forever in Our Hearts. Custodian Dwight Johnson passed away at 66 after working at MSD for 15 years. Photo Courtesy of Lauren Rubenstein

Custodian Dwight Johnson passes away

It was difficult to see Dwight Johnson, custodian at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, without a smile on his face. Described by many as someone with a good heart and soul, Johnson made it his mission to make everyone he met feel welcomed.  Johnson worked as a Broward County Public Schools custodian for over 30 years, 15 of those years […]

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Taking a Stroll. Junior Harris Jaffe walks back to his 8th period debate class in Eagle Village. Photo by Rebecca Schneid

New portables installed at MSD dubbed Eagle Village

Many teachers found themselves without a classroom last year; some came from the 1200 building and others were moved around in order to accommodate those who lost their rooms. Teachers who had to change rooms frequently pushed carts full of supplies and technology around the school. In order to solve this issue, 34 portables were leased to Broward County Public […]

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Puppy Pose. Junior Haylee Shepard brings her dog, Spree, to school with her everyday for support. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Therapy and service dogs join students on campus

As every new school year begins, the campus welcomes new students and faculty. But this year, man’s best friend has a newfound presence at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, as therapy dogs and service dogs can both be found on campus. Each day during both lunch periods, two to four therapy dogs are available in the courtyard for MSD students […]

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