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Families from Purple Star districts attend Month of the Military Child proclamation signing

Families from Purple Star districts attend Month of the Military Child proclamation signing

Military families from Ft. Leavenworth USD 207 and Derby USD 260 school districts visited the Kansas Statehouse on Wednesday, March 27, for a proclamation signing with Gov. Laura Kelly to recognize April as the Month of the Military Child.

Ft. Leavenworth USD 207, Derby USD 260, Geary County USD 475, Leavenworth USD 453 and Mulvane USD 263 have been designated as Purple Star districts for their commitment to students and families connected to the U.S. military including active duty, National Guard or reserve. These districts are located near the Ft. Leavenworth, McConnell Air Force Base and Ft. Riley military installations in Kansas.

An estimated 10,000 Kansas children have at least one parent who is actively serving in a branch of the military.

Watch for an extended story on April 4 featuring what it means for these students and their families to be part of a Purple Star school district.



Posted: Mar 27, 2024,
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