Paradise Valley Schools receive national award for volunteer program

Paradise Valley Unified School District was one of the 15 first place winners for its Volunteer in Paradise program at the 2015 Magna Awards on March 10.

“We are honored that the PVSchools’ VIP program is being recognized for this award. VIP provides a valuable resource, not only to students, but to teachers at a time when school district budgets are being drastically reduced. We currently have 42 VIPs in four schools providing 105 hours of intervention every week,” said Superintendent James P. Lee.

The Magna Awards honor districts across the country for outstanding programs.

An independent panel of school board members, administrators and other educators selected winners from nearly 250 submissions. This year’s three grand prize, 15 first place winners and 15 honorable mention winners were selected from three enrollment categories: under 5,000 students, 5,000-20,000 students and over 20,000 students.

All of the 2015 winners are highlighted in a special section in the April issue of the American School Board Journal and will be formally recognized on Saturday, March 21st at NSBA’s Annual Conference.

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