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Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary School Designated as a Maryland Purple Star School

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178
Dr. Maureen Montgomery, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32135

LEONARDTOWN, MD - Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary School has been recognized as a Maryland Purple Star School for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Becoming a Purple Star School is a mark of distinction.  It indicates that the school is dedicated to serving military-connected students and their families, which can boost its reputation and community engagement. Receiving the Purple Star School designation reflects Captain Walter Francis Duke’s unwavering commitment to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for military families. Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary is one of eight (8) schools across Maryland honored for this distinction. 

Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, said, “It is exciting to have Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary School recognized for their dedication and supportive environment for military-connected students.”

In February 2023, the Maryland State Board of Education adopted COMAR 13A.06.10 Purple Star Schools Program. To attain Purple Star designation, schools must meet, at a minimum, the four criteria outlined in COMAR 13A.06.10. They are Military Liaison, Digital Resources, Peer-Led Transition Program, and Staff Training.

Visit this site for information about the Maryland Purple Star School Program.

 

 

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