Elementary school receives state plaque for GRS program

Green Ribbon Schools leaders accept state plaqueSchuylerville Elementary School has received a plaque from the State Education Department for being named the 2016 New York State Green Ribbon School. Rosanne Groff, senior architect in the State Education Department’s Office of Facilities Planning, presented the plaque at Schuylerville’s Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 21.

In January, the State Education Department nominated Schuylerville Elementary School to the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) program. The ED-GRS program recognizes schools where staff, students, officials and communities have worked together to produce energy efficient, sustainable and healthy school environments and to ensure the environmental literacy of graduates.

Honorees of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools competition will be announced by Education Secretary John B. King, Jr. on Earth Day, Friday, April 22.

To learn more about the Schuylerville Green Ribbon Schools Project, visit the Schuylerville Green Ribbon School Project webpage, or Facebook page.