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St. Mary's County Public Schools Gold Star Winners


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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

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 service facilities that achieve superior food safety standards. We had 26 St. Mary’s County Public Schools receive a Gold Star Award for 2023.  An awards ceremony will be held on April 2, 2024, 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 were cited during a monitoring inspection
●    A 30-day follow-up inspection must correct all violations noted by an inspector
●    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 2023 Gold Star recipients for St. Mary’s County Public Schools:

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




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