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Support Our Military Families in School Transitions

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The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)

Supporting Our Military Families in School Transitions

Published: December 10, 2018

 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)

 

Kentucky Links for Military Families

 

Kentucky's Military Compact Video

 

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission

 

Kentucky State Council Members

 

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

 

Kentucky National Guard

 

 

National Links for Military Families

 

Military Moves & Education Changes

 

National Center for Interstate Compacts

 

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children National Promotional Video

 

State by State Chart

 

Articles of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

 

Interstate Compact Resource Kit


The above link 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

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

E-mail: cimai@csg.org

www.mic3.net

 

Col. M. Blaine Hedges (USA Retired)

State Council for Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)

Commissioner, Kentucky

E-mail: blaine.hedges@ky.gov

Work: (502) 564-2611 ext. 480


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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