The Indiana Purple Star School Designation honors schools that have displayed a significant commitment to service members, veterans, and students and families connected to our Nation’s Military. The Indiana Department of Education will honor the second cohort of schools earning this designation in the Fall of 2021. The Purple Star School Designation serves a three-year time period. Schools awarded this designation in 2020 would reapply no sooner than 2023.
For additional questions, you can contact Jennifer Watson, Senior Digital Learning Specialist.
- Application Coming Soon
- Application deadline is September 1, 2021
- Award Notification - November 10, 2021
|Assigned Point of Contact (POC) for military families||There is a designated staff member at the school who serves as the liaison for service members, veterans, and students and families.|
|Training requirement for POC||The assigned POC has completed the required grade-level training found here.|
|Dedicated webpage||The school has a dedicated webpage to provide recognition and resources for service members, veterans, and students and families.|
|Host an annual military program (i.e., Veteran’s Day, 9/11, etc.)||The school hosts a military recognition event that demonstrates a military-friendly culture.|
|Public military display||The school has a display recognizing service members, veterans, and/or students and families.|
|School Board passed a resolution publicizing support for military students and families||Evidence of board resolution representing school support for military students and families is uploaded to application. Sample resolution linked here.|
|Employment of military service members and their immediate family members||Military service members and their immediate family members, who meet the minimum qualifications for job openings within the school, will be guaranteed a job interview.|