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District Receives Recognition for Extraordinary Support of Military Students, Families

Once again, Cumberland County Schools (CCS) is being recognized for its support of military-connected students and families.
All schools in the district received the Purple Star Recognition from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. As a result, CCS was one of eight districts in North Carolina honored with the State Superintendent’s Purple Star District Award earlier today.
“CCS is proud to be a part of a community with a rich military history,” said CCS Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. “Our district serves the third-largest concentration of military-connected students in the world. It is an honor to be recognized for our military-friendly practices and a commitment to military students and families.”
Schools earn the Purple Star Recognition for completing activities aimed at ensuring strong support for students of military families. Purple Star schools have a staff member as a designated point of contact for military students and families, a designated central administration staff member supporting the point of contact in the school, and annual professional development that addresses special considerations for military students and families.
Visit CCS’ Military Connection website to learn more about resources to support inbound and outbound military students and families. To learn more about the Purple Star Award, visit