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    Purple Star District

    Richland County School District One has been named a Purple Star School District by the South Carolina State Department of Education and members of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) for the creation of the District’s Military Community Liaison. The position has been filled by David L. Jackson, son of a U.S. Army WWII veteran. Richland One is one of five school districts in the entire state to earn this designation. The Purple Star Schools program is a new statewide recognition program that celebrates schools and districts that make a significant commitment to welcome and support military families.


    SC Department of Education Criteria for Purple Star


    • Assign a designated liaison to be a single point of contact for military families and military-connected students who is trained to support issues that face military families, including relocation, deployment, loss and academic training.

    • Create a website specifically for military families to provide current information about schools and the district.

    • Adhere to the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission to ensure that students receive transfer credit from previous schools so they will not have to retake classes.

    • Ensure that transfer students can participate in sports, clubs and other school enrichment programs.

    • Provide specialized training for school counselors, staff and administrators.




    David L. Jackson
    Richland School District One Military Family Liaison


    Officer Fred C. Henley
    Fort Jackson School Liaison