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New Purple Star Award recognizes support for military families

We are excited to celebrate the passage of House Bill 1346, which creates the Purple Star Award!

This bipartisan bill establishes the Purple Star designation to recognize school districts that demonstrate educational and social-emotional supports to students of military service members. We are proud of the services we provide to our many military-connected families, including a full time district military liaison, military and family life counselors at NTPS schools, and other resources. We look forward to applying for this designation!

Board members Tiffany Sevruk and Jennifer Thomas (a current military spouse) and Superintendent Deb Clemens attended the bill signing. Thanks also to NTPS Director of Student Achievement Kirsten Rue and our military support team members Stephanie Laux and Adrienne Perez for their support of this important legislation.

Governor Jay Inslee signing the bill surrounded by the leadership, staff, students, and others.