“It is the purpose of this compact to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents by:
A. Facilitating the timely enrollment of children of military families and ensuring that they are not placed at a disadvantage due to difficulty in the transfer of education records from the previous school district(s) or variations in entrance/age requirements.
B. Facilitating the student placement process through which children of military families are not disadvantaged by variations in attendance requirements, scheduling, sequencing, grading, course content or assessment.
C. Facilitating the qualification and eligibility for enrollment, educational programs, and participation in extracurricular academic, athletic, and social activities.
D. Facilitating the on-time graduation of children of 1 military families.
E. Providing for the promulgation and enforcement of administrative rules implementing the provisions of this compact.
F. Providing for the uniform collection and sharing of information between and among member states, schools and military families under this compact.
G. Promoting coordination between this compact and other compacts affecting military children.
H. Promoting flexibility and cooperation between the educational system, parents and the student in order to achieve educational success for the student. ” (Excerpt from Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children)
Now if this doesn’t get your attention spouses then it should!
Military families move – and often. This is a given – yet often times moves to different schools hinder the children – different states require different types of classes, order of classes, etc. This new document is HUGE for families.
Take a moment and check it out! Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children