WV Sustainable Schools

2012-2013 WV Sustainable Schools (WVSS) Program

The WVDE announces the 2012-2013 WV Sustainable Schools (WVSS) program. In its second year, WVSS will again recognize schools that exemplify a commitment to sustainable practices in the facilities, as well as integrate those practices into the curriculum and community. The application to become a WV Sustainable School will be available at http://wvde.state.wv.us/sustainable-schools/ in October. WVSS has been developed under the framework of the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program (http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/index.html).

 To be nominated as a U.S. Green Ribbon School, WV schools must first apply to the WV Sustainable Schools program. All public and private schools are invited to submit a letter of intent to apply by October 19, 2012. The deadline for submitting a letter of intent has been extended to October 26. For more information about the state and federal programs, or to access the intent to apply form, please visit http://wvde.state.wv.us/sustainable-schools/ or email sustainableschools@wvde.state.wv.us.

Thanks to Joey Wiseman, WVDE