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Support Our Military Families in School Transitions

Published: 8/29/2019 1:30 PM
The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)

Supporting Our Military Families in School Transitions

Military families move between assignments on a regular basis.  While reassignments can often be a boon for career personnel, they can be challenging for the children of military families, especially for transitioning from school to school.

The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children seeks to ensure smooth transitions for those children of military families regardless of which states or school districts they are moving between.

All 50 states have signed the Interstate Compact which provides consistent policies affecting transitioning military students.  The Compact safeguards cooperation by federal, state and local education agencies across the country on enforcement, administration, finances, communications, data sharing and training.

But the real importance of the Compact is to provide military connected students the means to address important key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation.

Children of active duty members of the uniformed services, National Guard and Reserve on active duty orders, commissioned officers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Unites States Public Health Service (USPHS), and members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired for one year are eligible for assistance under the Compact.

The average military student faces transition challenges more than twice during high school, and most military children will have six to nine different school systems in their lives from kindergarten through 12th grade.  More than half of all military personnel support families.  The Compact is a tool to assist in mitigating the impacts of moving due to reassignment and long deployments on our military families and especially students of military personnel.

Legislation establishing Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children in Kentucky

Senate Bill 68 (2008)

 

Information for Military Families - Kentucky

 

Kentucky's Military Compact Video


Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission


Kentucky State Council Members


Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)


Kentucky National Guard

 

 

Information for Military Families - National

 




Interstate Compact Resource Kit

The Resource Kit includes information regarding the following:
  • Transfer of Records 
  • Course Sequencing 
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Exclusion from Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Redundant or Missed Entrance/Exit Testing
  • Kindergarten and First Grade Entrance Age Variations
  • Power of Custodial Parents While Parents are Deployed

 

Ms. Cherise Imai, National Executive Director
Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)
1776 Avenue of the States
Lexington, KY 40511
Work: (859) 244-8000
Fax: (859) 244-8001


Steven P. Bullard
Brigadier General, USAF/ANG (Ret)
Executive Director
Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs
Office of Governor Bevin
Phone:  (502) 564-2611 ext. 480

Tracy Goff Herman
Policy Advisor
Kentucky Department of Education
Office of Special Education and Early Learning
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970 ext. 4815



Tracy Goff Herman

Office of Special Education and Early Learning

300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-4970 ext. 4815

tracy.herman@education.ky.gov

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