BOWLING GREEN, Mo. — “The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced the school districts and individual school buildings that earned the 2022 Missouri Purple Star designation — the first ever for the State of Missouri. This designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military.”
Four districts in the state of Missouri have been designated as a Purple Star district for 2022, including the Bowling Green R-1 School District. Within the Bowling Green R-1 School District, there are students whose parents serve in the active duty military and the National Guard and reserves.
The Missouri Purple Star school designation is awarded to military-friendly local education agencies (LEAs) that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Schools that earn the designation receive a special Purple Star logo to display onsite and on their website. DESE will honor the first cohort of schools earning this designation in fall 2022. The designation is valid for three years, which means schools that received it in 2022 could reapply by March 31, 2025.
2022 Purple Star School Missouri Districts:
- Bowling Green R-I School District
- Miller R-II Schools
- Plato R-V
- Waynesville R-VI School District