Altus, Cache, Lawton Public Schools in ‘Purple Star’ Military program

Published: Nov. 2, 2022 at 9:56 AM CDT
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LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Serving the country through military duty is a big sacrifice for the service member and their children.

The State Department of Education announced Altus, Cache, and Lawton Public Schools have been selected for a program helping to ease that burden.

The 2022 Purple Star Campus designation is a program designed to help Oklahoma schools respond to the educational and personal challenges of nearly 30,000 military children around the state as they transition to new public schools.

“Transitioning into a new school district after sometimes in the middle of the year or there were tryouts for athletics for example. Or, a student who might be on course to complete a certain number of AP courses,” Joy Hofmeister said.

Hofmeister said the program will help kids have less uninterrupted services throughout the school year through services like designating a school staff member to military students and families.