Three school divisions received top awards in the 2020 Virginia School Boards Association’s (VSBA) Green Schools Challenge, a friendly competition designed to encourage implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce the carbon emissions generated by both the local school division and the broader community.
This is the eleventh year the awards were presented.
The three student population category winners were recognized during a Virtual Awards Ceremony for the participating divisions.
In addition, 18 school divisions were recognized as being Certified Green School Divisions by implementing new actions and adopting new policies that earn the divisions “green points.”
Green Schools Challenge Winners
- Nottoway County Public Schools (Student Population Under 5,000)
- Henry County Public Schools (Student Population 5,001 – 10,000)
- Prince William County Public Schools (Student Population 10,001 & Up)
VSBA Certified Green School Divisions Platinum Certification (175-200 points)
Arlington County, Fairfax County, Frederick County, Isle of Wight County, Nottoway County, Patrick County, Prince George County, Prince William County, Virginia Beach City.
Several divisions also received Gold Certification (150-174 points) recognition.
The VSBA Green Schools Challenge was sponsored by Moseley Architects and ABM Education.
The Virginia School Boards Association, a voluntary, nonpartisan organization of Virginia school boards, promotes excellence in public education through advocacy, training and services.