Granbury ISD receives Purple Star Campus Designation for all 10 campuses.

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that all 10 Granbury ISD campuses have been awarded the Purple Star Campus Designation for the 2023-2024 school year. Established by Governor Abbott in 2019, the Purple Star Campus Designation program recognizes Texas public schools for their exceptional commitment to supporting and meeting the unique needs of military-connected students and their families.

Granbury ISD is the largest school district in Texas to have every campus awarded the Purple Star Campus Designation.

“Texas proudly supports the brave men and women of our U.S. military and their families—and that includes the nearly 200,000 military-connected students attending public schools across our state,” said Governor Abbott. “I signed a law in 2019 establishing the Purple Star Campus Designation program to encourage Texas public schools to expand resources and tools available on their campuses to help them meet the unique educational needs of military-connected students and their families. Together, we are giving back to our brave military families and paving the way for a brighter future for all Texas students.”

“We recognize the challenges military-connected students often face when transitioning schools, and by fostering an environment that embraces their unique experiences, these schools are creating a nurturing atmosphere where every individual student can thrive,” said Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath. “Campuses with a Purple Star Designation let military families know that they are dedicated to providing the best quality educational experience for their children while in Texas public schools.”

To receive the Purple Star Campus Designation, schools must designate a campus-based military liaison, create and maintain an easily accessible webpage that includes information for military-connected students and their families, institute a campus transition program for military-connected students, and support a military family assistance initiative. All Texas public schools are eligible to receive a Purple Star Campus Designation, regardless of their military-connected student population size. Applications for the designation are accepted annually.

“Granbury ISD is honored to receive the prestigious Purple Star award across every campus,” said Granbury ISD Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Glenn. “Being a Purple Star District confirms that we are doing the right work to ensure that military-connected families' experience is exceptional and that our entire district is viewed as military-friendly.”

View the list of 2023-2024 Purple Star Campus Designees here.

To learn more about Military-Connected Families, visit here.