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2017 Timeline of Activities

Program activities and dates for the 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools Program.

Program Activities

Tentative Dates
State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) announces the 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award Program to district and county superintendents, charter school administrators, and middle and high school principals October 2016
2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools eligibility criteria posted on the CDE California Gold Ribbon School Awards Program Web page October 2016
2017 Middle and High School Application and Exemplary Program applications posted on the California Gold Ribbon Awards Program Web page October 2016
Technical assistance Webinars conducted by the CDE Coordinators

October 2016

Submission deadline for Intent to Apply form

October 24, 2016

Extended to November 30, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

Postmark deadline for submission of 2017 Middle and High School Applications and (optional) Exemplary Program Applications December 5, 2016
Legal compliance/complaint screening of applicant schools conducted by the CDE January–April 2017
Evaluation of 2017 Middle and High School Applications conducted by local educators under the direction of the CDE January 10-13, 2017
List of nominees submitted to the SSPI for approval Mid-January 2017
COEs notified of evaluation results. COEs coordinate the preliminary notification to districts and schools for site validations Late January 2017
Site validations conducted by COEs and the CDE January–March 2017
Announcement of the 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools by the SSPI April 2017
Awards ceremony registration information e-mailed to 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools April 2017
2017 California School Recognition Awards Regional Ceremonies May 2017
Questions:   Awards Unit | awards@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0842
Last Reviewed: Friday, November 18, 2016