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First Week of School for BPS!

School is back in session for Brevard Public Schools! Wednesday, Aug. 10, marked the first day for students in grades 1-12. After more than two months away, students returned to classrooms this week, welcomed with open arms by their new teachers and school staff.

Students and families traveled by bus, car, bike, and foot to our schools across the county, from Mims to Palm Bay. Over 22,000 students are registered to ride the bus this year, with approximately 62,000 students registered for in-person instruction in our traditional district schools.

A new student ridership program is being implemented this year on all BPS school buses. ReaXium was piloted by drivers and students during summer school and is now being rolled out across the district. Bus riders are provided a badge to scan when boarding and exiting their bus. The new program aims to improve the safety, security, visibility, and communications of our Transportation Services Department.

Although the waivers allotted through the Universal Free Lunch Program have ended, families are encouraged to apply for free and reduced meals using the application here: https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/welcome. School breakfast remains free for all BPS students this year, and 45 schools will continue to offer free lunch under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Contact Food & Nutrition Services at (321) 633-1000 ext. 11690 for more information.   

Yes, the 2022-2023 school year brings with it many changes, but one thing is unwavering, the BPS commitment to serving every student with excellence as the standard. Wishing all of our students, teachers, and staff an excellent year ahead!