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Local schools honored for being friendly

By sandycooke - May 17th, 2010, 22:19, Category: General

Seventeen local schools are among 124 from the state recognized as Red Carpet award winners on Monday.

Red Carpet universities are individuals deemed effective at developing a family-friendly atmosphere and offering superb purchaser support. Winning schools, selected from a pool of 262 applicants, will receive actual red carpets to display and will preserve recognition status for 3 years.

"When you see a family-friendly institution that emphasizes purchaser support, that classes is a great deal much more likely to enjoy powerful community help," mentioned state Superintendent of Education Jim Rex, who announced the winning schools. "That's essential since community involvement can play a big part in a school's academic achievement."

Educational institutions in Cherokee County, Union County and all seven Spartanburg County districts had been incorporated in the list. District 7 had probably the most winners inside the area this year with six Red Carpet schools.

"Our six winning schools make certain every single day that site visitors are made to really feel like they may be aspect in the institution spouse and children and are wonderful examples with the kind of customer-friendly atmospheres that exist across our complete university district," District 7 Superintendent Thomas White said in the written statement. "I am so proud of these classes teams for this fantastic, well-deserved recognition. Moreover, our principals deserve credit and recognition for all their very difficult operate and leadership."

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