Aiken County Schools designated Purple Star district welcoming students from military families

Aiken County Schools designated Purple Star district welcoming students from military families

The Aiken County Public School District received a special designation Thursday to help make students of servicemen and women and military families feel even more welcome.

S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced Aiken County Public Schools’ designation as a Purple Star School District on Thursday afternoon in the media center at North Augusta High School. Purple star balloons along the school’s drive greeted school, civic and business leaders from across Aiken County who attended the news conference.

The Purple Star designation is a national program to help students from military families transition to new schools and become part of the student body and to help students who are relocating because of deployments with the hardship of leaving their schools and communities.

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