Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools Beachside Montessori Village for being named a 2016 Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Beachside Montessori Village is the only school in Florida to earn this prestigious distinction, and one of only47 schools and 15 districts in the nation to be selected.
The Green Ribbon School award recognizes exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, promote better health and ensure effective environmental education. Beachside Montessori Village Principal Vered Roberts (pictured fourth from left) and teachers Kim Rich (second from left), Elaine Fiore (pictured third from left), and Wendy Watson (fifth from left) traveled to Washington, D.C. for an awards ceremony, which was held on July 20, 2016.
“I congratulate these honorees that are leaders in school facilities, wellness and environmental education practices,” said U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. “Their common-sense approach to investing more in education – rather than in utility bills – improves health and attendance, while exciting students about hands-on, real world learning. Healthy, safe and efficient facilities as well as access to sustainability education are innovative ways to boost productivity and performance at every grade level.”
Previously, Green Ribbon honors received by BCPS include Driftwood Middle School being named a Green Ribbon School in 2013, and BCPS was named U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools - District Sustainability Award winner in 2014.
To learn more about the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Award, visit:http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/index.html?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=