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First day of school in Broward opens with heavy security presence

A new era opened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, the first day back at school after summer break. For many students, the tragedy that struck the school on Feb. 14, when a shooter killed 17 students and teachers, loomed heavily as they entered their campus. Police officers...

  • Broward school tax referendum: Here's what you need to know

    Broward school tax referendum: Here's what you need to know

    Broward schools are asking voters to approve a property tax that would raise $93 million a year and pay for increased teacher salaries, new school police officers and school mental health staff. Here’s what you need to know about the Aug. 28 referendum. How much will it cost me? The referendum...

  • Broward teachers would get 6 percent raise if property tax is approved Aug. 28

    Broward teachers would get 6 percent raise if property tax is approved Aug. 28

    Broward’s teachers would get raises of about 6 percent if voters approve a tax referendum on the Aug. 28 ballot, school officials said Tuesday. At a news conference to promote the referendum’s passage, Superintendent Robert Runcie and teachers’ union representatives urged constituents to vote yes...

  • Broward schools failed Parkland shooter, report says

    Broward schools failed Parkland shooter, report says

    The Broward school district mishandled the case of student Nikolas Cruz when he asked for special help, long before he murdered 17 staff and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, according to a long-awaited report released Friday. For the first time, the report revealed that Cruz had...

  • Metal detector plan scrapped for Stoneman Douglas

    Metal detector plan scrapped for Stoneman Douglas

    Broward schools have scrapped plans to install metal detectors at the start of the year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. In a letter sent to parents Friday afternoon, Superintendent Robert Runcie said many issues have arisen, and plans will be put on hold. A School Board workshop is scheduled...

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