Two King Co. Green School Districts and a Green School receive U.S. Dept of Education & state awards
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Posted by: Anne Piacentino
Source: King County Green Schools
The U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon School program recognizes schools and districts that excel in three Green Ribbon Pillars – Pillar 1: Environmental impact and costs related to energy, water, and waste; Pillar 2: Healthy schools: Improving health and wellness of students and staff; and Pillar 3: Environmental and sustainability education. Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) reviews applications from schools and districts in the state, submits nominations to the U.S. Department of Education, and also provides Green School Leader and Green School District Leader awards for applicants that excel in one or two pillars.
· Tahoma School District will receive a U.S. Green Ribbon School District award for excellence in all three pillars. Tahoma School District is a Level Three King County Green School District.
· Issaquah School District will receive a Washington State OSPI Green School District Leader award for Pillar 1 and Pillar 3. Issaquah School District is a Level Two King County Green School District.
· Westwood Elementary School, Enumclaw School District, will receive a Washington State OSPI Green School Leader award for Pillar 2. Westwood Elementary School is a Level Three King County Green School and will be recognized this June as a 2014-15 Sustaining Green School (Level Four).
Visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/index.html for more information about the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon School program.