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Military Impacted Schools Association. Cathy Williams Director of Communications cbellevue@aol.com (402) 293-4000. www.militarystudent.org. Military Impacted Schools Association. Founded 1986 Funding Legislation Partnerships Smooth transitions for military families Bottom line:

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military impacted schools association

Military Impacted Schools Association

Cathy Williams

Director of Communications

cbellevue@aol.com

(402) 293-4000

www.militarystudent.org

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Military Impacted Schools Association

Founded 1986

Funding

Legislation

Partnerships

Smooth transitions for military families

Bottom line:

If we do it right for military—we will do it right for all children

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Military Impacted Schools Association

Interstate Compact

SOAR

Military One Source

Using technology to connect our families

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Transition

Military kids say good-bye to more significant people by age 18 than most adults do in a lifetime.The average military family moves 9 times over a 20-year career.

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Deployment

Since 9/11, over 1.3 million service members—including active duty, guard, and reserves have deployed for overseas operations.Deployments can take anywhere from 6 to 15 months. Many of our servicemen are on their 5th and 6th deployment.

interstate compact on educational opportunities for military children

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children

Cooperative effort of DoD, Council of State Government, 18 organizations

Enacted in 26 states

LB 73, on General File in Nebraska

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Interstate Compact

Common legislation that provides:

Uniform treatment of military children

Ensures that no child is penalized because a parent receives an assignment to another base or is deployed

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Interstate Compact

Who is eligible? Children of:

Active duty members of the uniformed services

National Guard and Reserve on active duty orders

Veterans of uniformed services who are severely injured and medically discharged or retired for a period of one year

Members of the uniformed services who die on active duty as a result of injuries sustained on active duty for a period of one year after death

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Interstate Compact

Enrollment

Transfer of Records

Immunization

Age of Enrollment

Eligibility

Power of Attorney

Tuition

Extra Curricular Activities

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Interstate Compact

Placement

Course placement

Special education services

Graduation

Exit Exams

Transfer during senior year

military one source

Military One Source

24/7 world-wide service

No cost

Active duty, guard, reserve and family members

Staffed by masters-level consultants

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Military One Source

Face to face counseling

12 sessions per person/per issue

Customized research

Translation Assistance (150 languages)

Educational Materials

Free ACT / SAT prep software

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Military One Source

1-800-342-9647

www.militaryonesource.com

Anywhere, Anytime 24/7

student online achievement resources

Student Online Achievement Resources

Developed by:

Military Impacted Schools Association

Princeton Review

US Skills

University of Northern Iowa

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Student Online Achievement Resources

Students in grades 3-12

Focus on math and language arts

Assessments aligned to

State standards

DoD standards

Tutorials to reinforce and review skills

Video tutorials

how can we help connect military children families

How can we help connect military children/families?

Website

Include information on school, what parents can do before they arrive, welcome video prepared by students

Ambassador/Welcome Club

Graduation ceremony online

Use skype.com

For classroom/military connection

For parent/student/teacher conferences