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What Are the Issues?
Military families encounter school challenges for their children for enrollment, eligibility, placement and graduation due to frequent relocations in service to our country.
 
What Is the Compact?
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, departments of education, school administrators and military families. How Does a State Join the Compact? Each state must adopt the Compact through their legislative process. Participation is voluntary.
 
What Happens After a State Joins the Compact?
Each state appoints representation to a governing commission responsible for enacting rules to implement the Compact. Each participating state also creates a state council based on the requirements of their state legislation.
 
What Children Are Eligible for Assistance Under the Compact?
Children of
 
What Children Are Not Eligible for Assistance Under the Compact?
Children of
 
What Are Some of the Specific Educational Issues that the Compact Covers?
Enrollment
Eligibility

Graduation

Who Do I Contact in my State or School District to Learn More About What Is and Is not Covered in the Compact? You should contact your State Compact Commissioner:
 
Is There a Person at the Military Installation who can Help me Understand the Compact Issues and Requirements for Local School Districts?
You should contact the School Liaison Officer at your local installation. For a listing of School Liaisons in your area, visit the Military K-12 Partners Web site.
 
What Happens if the Member State does not Comply with the Compact?
The Compact provides for a governance structure at both the state and national levels for enforcement and compliance.
 
Where is the Compact in Terms of Implementation at the National and State Levels?
With Legislation now passed in New York and New Hampshire and with Oregon becoming effective in January 2015 all 50 states have now adopted the Compact. Member states are beginning to form their State Councils and inform school districts of the terms of the Compact. The Commission meets annually and is working to implement and communicate the requirements of the Compact.