The nonprofit organization Character.org has designated Bellmore School District as one of the nation’s 264 Promising Practices school districts for fostering character development in its students and cultivating a culture of character in the school district. Bellmore is also one of 13 schools statewide to receive this designation. Character.org will honor each of the 2020 Promising Practice recipients at its national forum in Washington, D.C., to be held March 3-5, 2021.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Famularo said this designation is a great honor for the District and a wonderful recognition for the Bellmore Star students and the entire community. “Our Board of Education, administration, faculty, staff, students and community are immersed in modeling the leadership principles and core values in order to build a collaborative culture with the goal that every student ‘Leads and Learns,’ Dr. Famularo said.
Character.org strives to provide educators with voice, visibility and resources to build school cultures which focus on core values and character strengths vital to student and school success. The organization is known for its 11 Principles Framework for Schools, which includes the identification and implementation of core values, the development of character education, the fostering of self-motivation, a long range initiative for continuous improvement and a character education partnership with the community and parents – all of which is indicative of the Bellmore Stars Character Development Program.