State Rep. Dick Stein (R-Norwalk) announces that local Norwalk Catholic Saint Paul High School has been inducted as a new Purple Star School designee. Stein congratulated them on this achievement.
“I want to thank our local Saint Paul High School of Norwalk for recognizing the importance of our nation’s military and to those who serve,” said Stein. “This is a meaningful accomplishment as they’ve shown their commitment to honor our nation’s service men and women.”
The Purple Star Award recognizes military-friendly schools that show dedication to students and families connected to the nation’s military. Schools that earn the award will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display on site.
The award is granted to a school if it completes all the required activities, plus one optional activity:
- The school must have a staff point of contact for military students and families who serves as the primary liaison between them and the school.
- The school maintains a dedicated page on its website featuring resources for military families.
- The school provides professional development for additional staff on special considerations for military students and families.
- The local school board passes a resolution publicizing the school’s support for military children and families.
- The school hosts a military recognition event that demonstrates a military-friendly culture.
Saint Paul High School joins 22 other schools inducted into the Class of 2021 Purple Star Award schools.