Pasco program earns partnership kudos

The Pasco School District's Parent and Community Partnership program has received a 2010 Partnership District Award for the fourth year in a row.

The award is given by the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University.

Pasco has teams of parents, teachers, administrators, staff and community members that connect family and community involvement to school improvement goals, a district news release said.

Seven of Pasco's schools were also honored for their partnership programs. Ellen Ochoa and McLoughlin Middle School were honored for the first time, Maya Angelou and Longefellow elementary schools received the award for the second time, Whittier Elementary received the award for the third time and Robert Frost Elementary received the award for the fourth time.