in Redmond is one of four Washington state schools that have been nominated for a new sustainability award from the U.S. Department of Education.
Here is some more information about the Green Ribbon Schools Award from a news release issued by the state's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction:
The award recognizes public and private schools that excel in the areas of environmental impact and energy efficiency, healthy school environments, and environmental and sustainability education.
“All schools went through a rigorous application and review process for this award,” said Randy Dorn, superintendent of public instruction. “I’m very proud of the teachers, staff, students, and parents in all of the buildings. Their enthusiasm, hard work and creativity demonstrate that we can provide an excellent environment for a well-rounded education with an emphasis on addressing the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.”
Each of the 33 states participating in the Green Ribbon Schools Award was allowed to nominate up to three public schools and one private school. The Overlake School is a private institution serving students in grades 5-12.
The winners of the Green Ribbon Schools will be announced April 23 and be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., this June. Other Washington nominees include Camelot Elementary School (Federal Way School District), Tahoma Junior High School (Tahoma) and Secondary Academy for Success (Northshore).
—Information from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction