Ten Florida schools were recognized by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Parent Teacher Association with the Family and Community Involvement Award.

Santa Rosa’s winner was Bagdad Elementary School’s Bulldogs in the House program.

 “It is an honor to recognize these schools with the Family and Community Involvement Award,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “As a former teacher and principal, I have seen firsthand the importance of positive family impact and community involvement, and the effect it can have on the lives of our students.

“I applaud these schools for going above and beyond by proactively developing meaningful engagement with family and community members.”

The Family and Community Involvement Award is sponsored by the Florida Department of Education, Florida PTA, Wells Fargo and State Farm Insurance.

It recognizes exemplary school practices that focus on increasing family involvement, welcoming families into the local school system, providing effective communication, supporting student success, and promoting collaboration with the community.