All five FCCSC buildings renew Purple Star School designation

(Franklin County, IN) – All five buildings in the Franklin County Community School Corporation have renewed their Purple Star school designation with the Indiana Department of Education.

The agency says this year’s 102 newly designated or redesignated Purple Star schools is the largest group since the award was created in 2020.

This year’s designation includes 64 newly awarded Purple Star schools in addition to 38 schools that renewed their designation this year.

Local schools renewing the Purple Star designation are:

  • Brookville Elementary School
  • Franklin County High School
  • Franklin County Middle School
  • Laurel Elementary School
  • Mt. Carmel Elementary School

Schools receiving the Purple Star designation are awarded for their significant display of commitment to service members, veterans, students, and families connected to our nation’s military.

“The daily sacrifices of our service members and their families are beyond what many of us can comprehend,” said Dr. Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education. “Honoring their selflessness and unwavering commitment to protecting our freedoms as Americans is a priority for our state, on Veterans Day and every day of the year. It is an honor to award the Purple Star designation to these Indiana schools for their recognition, celebration, and support of our military families, as well as our students who may be considering a future in military service.”

The designation is valid for three years.

In Indiana, schools receiving the Purple Star designation must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an assigned point of contact for military families,
  • Meet all grade-level training requirements for point of contact,
  • Have a dedicated webpage providing recognition and resources for service members, veterans, and students and families,
  • Host an annual military program (e.g., Veterans Day, 9/11, etc.),
  • Have a public military display recognizing service members,
  • Submit a school board resolution publicizing support for military students and families, and
  • Ensure military service members and their immediate family members meeting minimum job qualifications for open positions at the school will be guaranteed a job interview.

More information on the Indiana Purple Star School designation is available here.