Cora Spencer Elementary School is one of only 18 schools in the state to be named a 2017-19 National PTA School of Excellence.
The award is given to parent-teacher associations (PTAs) that have demonstrated a strong dedication to family engagement.
PTAs who receive the award have made a year-long commitment in identifying and implementing an action plan for school improvement based on the national standards for family-school partnerships. Those standards include welcoming all families into the school community, communicating effectively, supporting student success, speaking up for every child and collaborating with community.
Last year, Brooks Wester Middle School and Mary Lillard Intermediate School were named National PTA Schools of Excellence.
A total of 149 PTAs in the U.S. were recently awarded the National PTA School of Excellence. The distinction lasts for two years. View a complete list of winners here.