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Kansas Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Children of active-duty military personnel encounter many challenges, including school enrollment, eligibility, placement and graduation due to frequent relocations in service to our country. The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children provides uniform treatment of children in military families transferring between school districts and states. The Compact 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 in January 2015, the Compact has been adopted by all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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. Note: The Compact applies to public schools only.

Kansas Council Members
Each member state represented on the Interstate Commission must create its own Council.
Membership List (PDF) Kansas Military Children Educational Council - KMCEC

KMCEC Meeting Summaries
January 5, 2018 Conference Call (PDF)
December 15, 2016 Conference Call (PDF)
April 7, 2015 Conference Call (PDF)
February 28, 2014 Conference Call (Word)
March 13, 2013 Conference Call (PDF)
February 8, 2012 Conference Call (PDF)
February 28, 2011 Conference Call (PDF)

Military Interstate Children's Compact Training (Oct.1.2018)
MIC3 History, Articles & Rules, Structure (PPTX)
6 Case Studies (PPTX)

Resources
If you are a veteran or active duty military with questions about federal financial aid in order to enroll at a Kansas university or community college, contact the Kansas Board of Regents for assistance. Website: https://kansasregents.org/students/military Phone: (785) 430-4294
Kansas Statute 72-8268
Link to National MIC3 Website: Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (MIC3)
Impact Aid - Why is it unique in Kansas? (PDF)
Specific Impacts on Military Children (PDF)
Age of Entrance (K.S.A. 72-3118, Chapter 72-Schools) (PDF)    

Kansas Statutes regarding textbooks and student material fees
K.S.A. 72-3346: Textbook rental plan; fees
K.S.A. 72-3352: Board of Education; authorization to purchase certain items for use of pupils
K.S.A. 72-3353:  Fees; supplemental charges authorized to be prescribed and collected, disposition of moneys

School Finance Team Director
Craig Neuenswander
785-296-3872
craign@ksde.org

Questions about this page contact:
Sherry Root
785-296-3872
sroot@ksde.org

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