All public and
private schools in Pennsylvania are eligible to apply for the USDE Green Ribbon
Schools Building Award. This includes charter schools, career and
technical centers, and those educational schools operated by intermediate
units. School districts in Pennsylvania with multiple buildings are
eligible to apply for the USDE Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability
Award. Institutions of higher education
may also apply for the Postsecondary Sustainability Award.
permitted to nominate as many as five Pre-K-12 schools or district to the
USDE. If more than two schools are
nominated, one must b ea public school with a 40 percent disadvantaged
population. Additionally, Pennsylvania
may nominate one institution of higher education for progress in all three
Pillars. All schools, school districts,
colleges, and universities must meet college and career ready standards, be in
compliance with federal civil rights laws, and comply with all federal, state,
and local health and safety standards and regulations. From the schools, districts, and institutions
of higher education nominated by Pennsylvania, the USDE will announce all
awardees on Earth Day, April 22, of each year.
Eligibility requirements by ED-GRS can be located on US Department
of Education Green Ribbon Schools website.
For an application to
be considered, it must be completed online and submitted to PDE by 6:00PM on
Monday, December 5, 2016. Submittals to PDE via other methods will not be accepted. Applications will be available September 2016.
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