Military Interstate Children’s Compact

Military families move between postings on a regular basis, and while reassignments can often be a boon for career personnel, they can be difficult for the children of military families.  The average military student faces transition challenges more than twice during high school and most military children will attend six to nine different school systems in their lives from kindergarten to 12th grade.

Today AFSA is in Charleston, South Carolina, attending the annual meeting of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission.  The Compact provides for the uniform treatment of military children transferring between school districts and states.  It was developed by The Council of State Governments’ National Center for Interstate Compacts, the Department of Defense, national associations, federal and state officials, the Department of Education of each state, school administrators and military families.  43 states have adopted the Compact and during this three-day meeting AFSA will learn of their efforts to help “level the education playing field” for military children.  We hope to get a better understanding how this Association can support them, and ways to convince the remaining seven states to sign onto this worthwhile endeavor.

This bulletin was cross-posted from HQAFSA.org, the official website for the Air Force Sergeants Association Headquarters. It has been posted here for your convenience. Visit HQAFSA.org for more updates!

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