Interstate Compact Legislation
Passed in All Fifty States
Military Child Education Coalition applauds the adoption of the
Interstate Compact by all fifty states and the District of Columbia.
Legislation focused on transition issues is in the best interest of
military-connected children everywhere since the average military child
moves 6-9 times during their K-12 education.
Compact provides for uniform treatment of military-connected children
transferring between school districts and states. It impacts the
children of our Active Duty service members, National Guard or Reserves
who are on active duty orders, or service members who are medically
discharged or retired during the first year of their transition.
What it does do -
The Compact addresses issues with enrollment, placement, attendance,
eligibility, and graduation. It also recognizes state and local
education agencies have the final say.
What it doesn't do - It does not impact curriculum or local standards of education.
What’s left to do - Many
states need to appoint/select state commissioners and fill their
council member and family liaison positions.
Educators/administrators/counselors/ school liaison officers need to be
informed about the Compact. Those in key positions need to be trained in
order to embrace the intent of the Compact. Parents should stay engaged
to ensure their child receives the consideration afforded by the
Staying Connected With Your Family:
A Tool for Military Parents
members face unique challenges when it comes to being parents. Moves,
deployment, reintegration and job stressors may affect a parent’s
ability to adapt, adjust and manage parenting challenges and maintain
strong relationships with their children. The Departments of Defense
(DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) developed an educational online course
dedicated to helping Service members enhance their parenting skills and
strengthen the bond with their children.
No registration is required so visit www.veterantraining.va.gov/apps/veteranparenting
SchoolQuest is an initiative through the Military Child Education Coalition
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