Purple Star Designee School
Purple Star Designee School
Elizabeth Porter
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Mechanicsburg School District was recently recognized as a Purple Star School by State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria. 

The Purple Star designation for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation’s armed forces. The Purple Star Advisory Board, formed by the Ohio departments of Education, Higher Education, Veterans Services and Adjutant General, helps decide eligibility.

A Purple Star school will receive the designation for two years. After two years, the school must reapply. The Purple Star emblem was selected because purple symbolizes support for military families.