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Support Our Military Families in School Transitions

Published: 5/18/2021 1:34 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

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

Kentucky's Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children - KRS 156.730


For more information on the National Center for Interstate Compacts, please contact:


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

Phone: (502) 564-2611 ext. 480

Steven.Bullard@ky.gov


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.Herman@education.ky.gov



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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