Children of active-duty military personnel encounter many challenges, including school enrollment, eligibility, placement and graduation due to frequent moves and deployment of their parents.
The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children 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 and activated in July 2008. Kansas was the 1st state to enter into the compact and as of July 2010, the Compact has been ratified by 35 states.
The Compact was formed to assist in addressing the transitional issues of military children as they transfer from one school system to another. The Compact provides for an Interstate Commission to draft and enforce rules and provide general oversight.
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