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All Berea City Schools Now Proud Recipients of the Purple Star Designation

April 12, 2024, Berea, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Education and Workforce has announced a significant achievement for Berea City Schools. Berea-Midpark High School, Berea-Midpark Middle School, and Brook Park Elementary School have each been awarded the prestigious Purple Star designation. With this latest announcement, all five schools within the district, including Big Creek Elementary and Grindstone Elementary Schools, have now received this recognition.

This honor demonstrates Berea City Schools' district-wide commitment to supporting military-connected students and families. These accolades are part of the "Future Forward Ohio" initiative, which emphasizes the importance of overcoming educational obstacles and catering to the unique wellness and academic needs of military-connected youth during transitions between school settings.

The Purple Star Advisory Board, established by the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce, sets specific criteria to recognize schools that demonstrate exceptional commitment to military families. Each designation is valid for three years, encouraging schools to maintain and renew their commitment.

Thank you to our staff and community who have contributed to achieving this milestone. We look forward to continuing to support military families and enhancing educational outcomes for all students.