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Cabot Public Schools Designated 1st Purple Star School District

Nov 19, 2020

Cabot Public Schools is proud to officially announce that we have been designated the 1st Purple Star School District in the state by the AR State Council of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission for our commitment to supporting and serving military children and their families. 

Our schools were also the 1st schools in the state to be designated Purple Star Schools

The district also recently received a special mention by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) in a nationwide report on Purple Star School Designation Programs.

This report focused on four states including Arkansas. Cabot Public Schools earned an excellent review and our education team was recognized as a national leader when it comes to implementing the Purple Star School Designation Program.

Approximately 1,000 military children are enrolled in the Cabot School District. We appreciate the sacrifices our families make each and every day. The district is committed to serving students of our military heroes and supporting them both emotionally and academically.

The district has two dedicated Military Liaisons, Director of Student Services Michael Byrd and Director of Counseling Terena Woodruff, to provide any necessary support for our military families. 

Our school counselors also serve as point of contact for our military families. They have been trained to specifically assist families in any situation military students may face including, constant relocation, enrollment, eligibility, graduation requirements, to dealing with a deployed parent.  

If you are a military family and need assistance, please feel free to contact our Military Liaisons:

Director of Student Services - Michael Byrd
501-843-3363
Michael.Byrd@cps.k12.ar.us

Director of Counseling - Terena Woodruff
501-843-3363
Terena.Woodruff@cps.k12.ar.us

In 2018, the Cabot School Board adopted a resolution of support for our military children and families

Cabot School Board of Education Resolution of Support for Military Children and Families

WHEREAS, more than 9,000 Arkansans exhibit profound courage and selflessness by serving in the armed forces;

WHEREAS, Cabot is home to a large number of military families due to its close proximity to the Little Rock Air Force Base;

WHEREAS, over 1,000 military children are enrolled in the Cabot School District;

WHEREAS, military children are often affected by military transitions and parental deployment;

WHEREAS, the family unit is an essential source of support and encouragement for armed service members;

WHEREAS, military children should be celebrated for the sacrifices they make and the courage they display as the children of our nation's armed service members;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cabot School District School Board recognizes and salutes military children and expresses its support for military children and families.

Adopted by the Cabot School District Board of Education
June 19, 2018

1st Purple Star School District

Vision & Mission

The Cabot School District is committed to educating all students to be responsible citizens who value learning, treat others with
dignity and respect, and adapt successfully to the demands of the rapidly changing society.

The Cabot School District is committed to
"Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Opportunities."

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