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St. Mary's County Public Schools Gold Star Award Winners Announced


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Monday, March 27, 2023 

Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178
Dr. Alex Jaffurs, Assistant Superintendent of Supporting Services, 301-475-4256, ext. 7


LEONARDTOWN, MD –The St. Mary’s County Health Department announced the recipients of the Gold Star Achievement Awards given annually to food services facilities that achieve superior food safety standards.  All 28 St. Mary’s County Public Schools received a Gold Star Award for 2022.  An awards ceremony will be held April 3, 2023, in the Chesapeake Room, located in the Chesapeake Building at 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown, Maryland.  The ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m.

The requirements to earn the Gold Star are:

●       No critical violations

●       No temperature violations cited during a monitoring inspection

●       All violations noted by an inspector must be corrected by a 30-day follow-up          inspection

●       No confirmed unsafe food handling complaints

●       At least one food service worker completed a recognized and approved “Food Service Sanitarian and Safety Class” within the last two years

The following schools are the 2022 Gold Star recipients for St. Mary’s County Public Schools:

Banneker Elementary Leonardtown Elementary
Banneker Early Childhood Center Leonardtown Middle
Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary Leonardtown High
Chesapeake Public Charter School Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary
Chopticon High Lexington Park Elementary
Dynard Elementary Margaret Brent Middle
Esperanza Middle Mechanicsville Elementary
Evergreen Elementary Oakville Elementary
Fairlead Academy Park Hall Elementary
George Washington Carver Elementary Piney Point Elementary
Great Mills High Ridge Elementary
Green Holly Elementary Spring Ridge Middle
Greenview Knolls Elementary Town Creek Elementary
Hollywood Elementary White Marsh Elementary


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Leonardtown, MD 20650