SC Department of Education Criteria for Purple Star

    • Assign a designated liaison to be a single point of contact for military families and military-connected students who is trained to support issues that face military families, including relocation, deployment, loss and academic training
    • Create a website specifically for military families to provide current information about schools and the district
    • Adhere to the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission to ensure that students receive transfer credit from previous schools so they will not have to retake classes
    • Ensure that transfer students can participate in sports, clubs and other school enrichment programs
    • Provide specialized training for school counselors, staff and administrators.

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  • Please note that the Kershaw County School District is currently seeking to solidify our commitment to our military families by applying for the Purple Star designation.