© 2022 WLRN
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Elementary And Middle Schools Without Enough Students May Close Or Merge

Joe Cavaretta
South Florida Sun Sentinel
Robert Runcie, Superintendent of Broward County Schools, visits the English as a second language classroom of Bonnie Maya at Gulfstream Academy in Hallandale Beach when it became a K to 8 in 2016. The district is considering creating other K to 8 schools.

The Broward School District may close or combine some of its under-enrolled schools, as it continues to fight an exodus of students to charter schools.

Several schools situated next to each other may become one school. The district may use the best facilities from each of the schools, such as a library or science lab, while demolishing outdated buildings. Or it’s possible some campuses could close entirely.

The district may also create new academic programs for the combined schools or expand ones already available at one of them.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.