Dear Broward County Public Schools parents and guardians,
On August 14, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the nation of Haiti. As the country works to assess the full scope of casualties, the Broward County School Board sends its deepest condolences to the country of Haiti and everyone that has been affected by this devastating event.
Through the Broward Education Foundation, the District is collecting financial donations to support earthquake relief and recovery efforts in Haiti. Donations will be used to fund reputable organizations that assist local families who were directly impacted by the earthquake. Donate online at browardedfoundation.org/haiti/
Broward County is home to a large, vibrant and diverse Haitian community. We mourn together with the many Haitians and Haitian Americans who are our students, staff members, community leaders, neighbors and friends.
Our District is working to meet the individual needs of our families and staff as the country of Haiti rebuilds. We will continue to open our doors to our global neighbors from the country of Haiti who need to continue their education and have a stable environment during these difficult times. School District counselors, therapists, social workers, teachers, administrators and District staff are providing mental health resources and services to our school families impacted by this traumatic event.
The entire community is encouraged to help the victims of this earthquake as they recover and rebuild.
Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright