OSPI, in partnership with WASA and the national advocate Military Child Education Coalition, is happy to announce the Purple Star Award for qualifying districts who have provided support and resources for military families.

Since military children move as frequently as every two to three years, districts granted the Purple Star Award provide educational and social-emotional supports to these students and their families as they transition to new schools. Beginning in 2024, the Washington State Purple Star Award is issued every two years to districts meeting specific criteria.

Applications for the 2023–24 school year are being accepted November 30, 2023 – February 16, 2024.
Award notifications will be announced by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in March 2024.

To learn more about OSPI's work on this topic, click here.


Please contact Shawna Kiliz with any questions regarding the Washington State Purple Star Award.

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