Many parent center staff, even those who often work with
military-connected families, contact the Branch team with questions about how
things work in the military system.
Here are some examples of questions we’ve received—you may
have similar questions. While you are free to contact
us, many answers can be found in the resources on our website, such as the
resources listed below. You can also
find answers by going to branchta.org and entering
the topic in the search area.
K-12 and Post-Secondary
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- “A military family I’m helping is having
difficulty getting their child’s records transferred-who can they talk to?”
- “The new school is insisting the student take an
alternate exit exam due to her disability, which will prevent her from getting
a regular diploma. The family is active duty military—is there anything to
Feature your parent center’s information, training and resources on these topics to reach and assist military families:
- State-specific Information
- Moving and your child’s IEP
- Community resources at your new duty station
these three key areas using language familiar to military-connected families
(“PCSing”) demonstrates your parent center’s knowledge of the issues they face. Continue reading “Key Topics on the minds of military families”
Parent Center staff who work with military-connected youth during their crucial high school years know how disruptive a move can be, particularly “re-doing” a transition IEP with new sources of State and local training, support, and services. Parent Centers have the contacts and information to help the youth and family move ahead.
Continue reading “Post-High School Transition Resource for Military Families-with handout”
A Family Care Plan is a way to make sure that a military family is taken care of while their service member is gone. They may be gone because they are deployed, on temporary duty, or due to other military obligations.
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The Interstate Compact is an excellent tool for your work with military families. There are resources for parents that describe what the Interstate Compact is, and what it can be used for. These two handouts are for military parents who want to know what specific steps to take to start resolving issues by using the Compact, and what their next steps are if their first efforts don’t succeed. You’ll find them helpful too!
Continue reading “Resolve School Issues with the Interstate Compact-2 Parent Handouts”
The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children addresses the unique challenges that military children experience because of frequent Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves. This document can help military families understand how the Interstate Compact works to help make moving and changing schools as simple as possible.
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Interstate Compact Military Presentation by Rick Masters, General Counsel for MIC3, the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission. Includes Question and Answer session about this important legal protection for military-connected children in public schools K-12. Includes a handout for military parents.
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The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children was created to provide a smooth transition for military children as their families relocate from installation to installation. “While the Compact is not exhaustive in its coverage, it does address the key issues encountered by military families: eligibility, enrollment, placement and graduation” (NCSL, 2014). The Compact has been created with the hope that students will not lose academic time in transition, obtain an appropriate placement, and be able to graduate on time. Currently, all 50 states and District of Columbia participate in the Compact. Continue reading “Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children”