Shenandoah County Public Schools is one of 11 organizations nationally being honored by the US Senate for quality and productivity. They're being recognized for their "commitment to performance," which boils down to higher standards for students and teachers.
School officials say setting the bar higher has given them the chance to build stronger test scores and do more with limited resources. They say this award just confirms the hard work and dedication by everyone in the school system. "We are fully accredited under the standards of learning, our teachers are doing excellent work. Our leaders are leading well and we're very proud of our accomplishments," says Dr. Suzan Campbell with Shenandoah County Public Schools.
School officials will be presented with the senate award at a ceremony in Richmond this fall.