As of way for the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) program to celebrate schools that successfully engage parents and the community in education, the organization has recognized 18 Lake County Schools (LCS) with Golden School Awards for their exemplary programs which promote it.
“We know parent and community involvement in a school is key to student success,” said Diane Kornegay, Superintendent of Lake County Schools. “The principals, faculty and staff at these schools work hard to coordinate engaging volunteer activities and the State-wide recognition they are receiving is well-deserved.” including fund-raising, which are taken into consideration for the Golden Award.”
The Education Foundation of Lake County nominated the schools for the recognition based on the following criteria:
- A minimum of 80% of school staff participating in training related to school volunteerism.
- A school volunteer is designated for recruitment, placement, training, and supervision.
- The total number of hours in volunteer service equals twice the number students enrolled in the school.
“Ensuring our schools receive recognition for their commitment to student and teacher success if part of our mission at the Education Foundation of Lake County,” said Carman Cullen, Executive Director of the Education Foundation of Lake County which serves at the liaison for LCS and FDOE for the Bureau of Family and Community Outreach Awards. “Our programs are available to help all schools in the district.”
The local 2019-20 Golden School Award winners are:
- Fruitland Park Elementary
- Grassy Lake Elementary
- Groveland Elementary
- Imagine South Lake Charter
- Leesburg Elementary
- Mascotte Charter
- Mount Dora High
- Pinecrest Lakes Academy
- Pine Ridge Elementary
- Sawgrass Bay Elementary
- Seminole Springs Elementary
- South Lake High
- Tavares Elementary
- Treadway Elementary
- Triangle Elementary
- Umatilla Elementary
- Umatilla High
- The Villages Elementary at Lady Lake