The Kennewick School District and four of its schools have been recognized for developing partnerships between schools, families and communities.
The National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University gave awards to the district and Amistad, Eastgate and Westgate elementary schools and Park Middle School, officials said in a news release. Each school will receive a $500 prize.
It's the third year Amistad has received the award in connection to programs aimed at improving homework habits and family involvement. Park also has won the award three times, being recognized this year for its Rappers' Wrap poetry and giving night event.
Eastgate is a two-year winner, this year for its goals program while Westgate was recognized for its efforts in helping families improve literacy of English language learning students.