By Times Herald Staff
Three Benicia schools were among the ten Solano County elementary schools have been selected by the California Department of Education with the prestigious California Gold Ribbon Schools award.
The three in Benicia were as follows: Joe Henderson Elementary, Mary Farmar Elementary and Robert Semple Elementary.
In order to be invited to apply for the honor, schools must have met a variety of eligibility of rigorous criteria based on the submission of an application, including a comprehensive description of the school’s signature practices, and a successful application review, according to a news release.
Over 1,200 applications were reviewed for completeness by teams of educators from across the state under the direction of the CDE. The Solano County Office of Education conducted coordinated site validation visits as required by the CDE, the release stated.