193 Schools make the grade; 92 also earn Evergreen Status. Although the celebration will take place after Earth Day, Oakland County schools are going green in greater numbers! 193 Oakland County schools (including 42 new schools), have earned the Michigan Green School designation.
Representatives of Oakland County’s Green Schools will gather at Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford onWednesday, May 25 at 8:30 AM to receive an official Michigan Green School flag and a certificate signed by Governor Snyder. Vendor and student displays will be exhibited between 8:30 – 9:00 AM (as well as after the program), with the program starting promptly at 9:00 AM. Deputy Oakland County Executive/CIO Phil Bertolini and Oakland Schools Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Services Dr. Carole Schmidt will present to the schools.
This year’s top winners are:
1. Royal Oak, Keller Elementary School
2. Royal Oak Middle School
3. Walled Lake Central High School
To be designated a Michigan Green School, K-12 schools must successfully undertake a minimum of 10 out of 20 activities prescribed by state law and submit an application. Please note that 65 of the schools will also receive the special designation of Emerald Schools by successfully earning an additional 15 points for extra activities and 92 schools earned the new Evergreen status, by receiving an extra 20 points. Thirty-six of the schools received Green status. Of the 193 participating schools, 151 returned from last year.
This program began as a grassroots initiative at Hartland High School in Livingston County in 2005. This effort resulted in Governor Jennifer Granholm signing Public Act 146 into law in May 2006. For more information on the Michigan Green School program, coordinated by Oakland Schools, visit the Oakland Schools website at www.oakland.k12.mi.us and click on “Michigan Green Schools” in the Educators column. For more information, please contact Debby Dunn, Oakland Schools at 248.209.2416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Source: Oakland Schools