Forty-four new Purple Star schools recognized
The Purple Star designation for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation’s armed forces. Purple Star awardees receive a special Purple Star recognition to display in their buildings.
The list of schools that received the designation and more information on the Purple Star can be found online here.
There are 34,000 children in Ohio with one or more parents serving in the military. This includes the children of active duty, reserve and Ohio National Guard members. Some will attend six to nine schools throughout their K-12 educational experiences. In addition to changing schools often, a parent’s deployment also can affect a student. Schools can help students and families face these issues by connecting them with the resources they need.
The Purple Star Advisory Board, formed by the Ohio departments of Education, Higher Education, Veterans Services and Adjutant General, helps decide schools’ eligibility for Purple Star recognition.