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KISD campuses receive Purple Star designation

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 13:06:21-04

KILLEEN, TX — On Thursday, the Texas Education Agency designated nine Killeen ISD campuses Purple Star schools.

The Texas Education Agency’s Purple Military Star designation was created by Senate Bill 1557 and passed by the 86th Texas State Legislature.

A total of 106 campuses across the state received the honor. Criteria includes the following:

  1. Designation of a campus-based military liaison.
  2. Creation and maintenance of an easily accessible web page that includes information for military-connected students and their families.
  3. A campus transition program.
  4. Offered 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.

KISD Purple Star schools include the following:

  • Audie Murphy Middle School
  • Clarke Elementary School
  • Clear Creek Elementary
  • Meadows Elementary School
  • Oveta Culp Hobby Elementary School
  • Reeces Creek Elementary School
  • Roy J. Smith Middle School
  • Skipcha Elementary School
  • Venable Village Elementary School

“We are very proud of our campuses and their efforts to support our Military-connected families,” said KISD Superintendent John Craft. “This is a tremendous acknowledgement of their hard work.”

All nine campuses will receive a special Purple Military Star recognition to display proudly. Cavazos Elementary earned the Purple Heart Recognition in 2017.