Serving America’s Heroes and Their Families
Sumter is proud to be the home of Shaw Air Force Base and US Army Central, which are integral parts of our community. As a school district, we welcome and value the men and women who serve in the armed forces and their family members. Together, we look for ways to foster our relationships as we work in collaboration to ease the burden of a transition to a new school district.
– Dr. Penelope Martin-Knox, Superintendent
Sumter School District has been designated as a Purple Star School District, a new statewide recognition program that celebrates schools and districts that make a significant commitment to welcome and support military families. Purple Star schools and districts advance the requirements of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission, MIC3, by seamlessly connecting students and helping them stay on track for ongoing academic success.
BENEFITS OF PURPLE STAR SCHOOLS INCLUDE:
*Military Family School Website