Kindergarten students at Orange Brook Elementary School celebrated Jumpstart Read for the Record by having the book Quackers read to the them by community leaders including police officers and personnel from a nearby hospital.
School administrators also participated in the event. It was part of a Broward County Public Schools effort on October 19 to encourage reading the in the early grades. Students in grades K-2 participated in reading events.
“We want to expose children to reading at the early grades,” said Suzette Ledesma, an assistant principal at Orange Brook.