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42 Virginia Beach schools honored with state award for supporting military families

42 Virginia Beach schools honored with state award for supporting military families
Posted on 10/15/2019

For demonstrating a major commitment to supporting students and families connected to our nation's military, 42 Virginia Beach schools were named 2019 Virginia Purple Star schools. This is the most awards presented to any school division in Virginia and comprises nearly half of the state's 104 honorees. Awards are presented by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on the Educational Opportunity for Military Children.

"Virginia Beach is a military town," said Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence. "With all the changes, separations and other stressors these children endure as part of their everyday lives, the last thing they and their families should have to worry about is the time spent in our schools. All of our Virginia Beach City Public Schools staff-every teacher, counselor, bus driver and custodian-is invested in providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for every one of our students, including the more than 16,000 of our young learners whose families are associated with the military. We are honored to serve them as they serve our country. This award affirms our commitment to them."

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