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Nadine Johnson Elementary Receives Purple Star Campus Designation


The Texas Education Agency announced that Nadine Johnson Elementary School has earned a Purple Star Campus Designation.

In its release, the TEA said that NJES has fulfilled the criteria requirements of 19 TAC, § 61.1063 for the 2020-2021 school year, demonstrating support and commitment to meeting the unique needs of military connected students and their families.

The Purple Star Campus Designation is a special honor created by the 86th Texas Legislature through SB 1557.  

Applicants must have met the following eligibility criteria: 

  1. Designate a campus-based military liaison. 
  2. Create and maintain an easily accessible web page that includes information on military-connected students and their families.
  3. Must have a campus transition program. 
  4. Offer at least one of the following initiatives: 
    - A resolution showing support for military-connected students and families, 
    - Participation in Month of the Military Child or Military Family Month, or
    - Partnership with a school liaison officer to encourage and provide opportunities for active-duty military members. 

Purple Star designations will be featured on the TxSchools.gov web page. 

Additionally, campuses that satisfy the criteria and are awarded the Purple Star Campus Designation are eligible to recertify the designation every two school years.  

To see the Purple Star Campus Designation rule in its entirety visit:  19 TAC, Chapter 61. School Districts, Subchapter FF. Commissioner’s Rules Concerning Veterans and Military Dependents.  Division 2, Military-Connected Students, § 61.1063

 

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