Purple Star Campus Designation – SY 2021-2022
|Date:||April 1, 2021|
|Subject:||Purple Star Campus Designation – SY 2021-2022|
|Next Steps:||Share with appropriate administrators and staff|
The Purple Star Campus Designation is a special honor created by the 86th Texas Legislature through SB 1557 that recognizes Texas districts and open-enrollment charter schools that show their support and commitment to meeting the unique needs of military-connected students and their families.
For the 2021-2022 school year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will award the Purple Star Campus Designation for campuses that apply and meet the established criteria. Applications will be accepted from Monday, April 5, 2021, through Tuesday, June 1, 2021. To apply, visit: TEA’s Purple Star Campus Designation.
Schools that are selected will receive a virtual Purple Star recognition to display on campus or on the school website. Notifications of award outcomes will be announced by the TEA in August 2021. All campuses receiving the designation will also be featured on the TxSchools.gov webpage.
Please note: Designations last for two school years.
- Campuses that received the designation for the 2020-2021 school year do not need to reapply until the spring of 2022. For the list of designees, please visit: Purple Star Campus Designation Awardees.
- Campuses that receive the designation for the 2021-2022 school year do not need to reapply until the spring of 2023.
For more information on the application process, established criteria, and timelines please visit: TEA’s Purple Star Campus Designation.
To see the Purple Star Campus Designation rule in its entirety, please visit: 19, TAC, Chapter 61. School Districts, Subchapter FF. Commissioner’s Rules Concerning Veterans and military Dependents. Division 2, Military-Connected Students, § 61.1063.
If you have any questions regarding the Purple Star Campus Designation, please contact Jordan Brown in the Division of Highly Mobile and At-Risk Student Programs at MilitaryConnectedStudents@tea.texas.gov.