Military ChildrenInformation for parents, counselors, educators and administrators about military children in our classrooms.
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
In October 2009, Assembly Bill 343 (Saladana) was signed into law as Chapter 237, Statues of 2009. This legislation, codified as California Education Code (EC) sections 49700-49704 , joined the State of California as member of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (ICEOMC). The purpose of the ICEOMC is to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families due to the frequent moves and deployment of their parents. The compact addresses key educational transition issues encountered by military families, including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility, and graduation.
Public Meeting Notices and Agendas
California EC sections 49700-49704
Provisions of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.
Building Capacity in Military-Connected Schools
The Building Capacity project identifies and provides support for military-connected students by creating appropriate evidence-based programs and by assisting the districts with implementation.
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Final Report to the Legislature 2014
This report was originally required by Assembly Bill 343 (Saladana), Chapter 237, Statures of 2009; however; the reporting requirement was extended by AB 2202 (Block), Chapter 22, Statutes of 2012, which amended EC Section 49704.
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Report to the Legislature 2009
The report was developed by the California Task Force as required by Chapter 589, Statutes of 2008 (AB 2049 [Saladana]).
- Resolving Education Transition Issues for Military Families (PDF; 1MB)
- Adopted Rules (PDF)
- What Parents, Families, and Guardians Should Know (PDF)
- What Schools and Administrators Should Know (PDF)
- What Parents, Schools, and Administrators Should Know (PDF)
- Map of Participating States (PDF)
School Connectedness - Improving Students' Lives
Research paper written by Dr. Robert Blum MD, MPH, PhD.
How to Prepare Our Children and Stay Involved in Their Education During Deployment
MCEC's booklet created to help educators and parents.
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)
MCEC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, world-wide organization that identifies the challenges that face the highly mobile military child, increases awareness of these challenges in military and educational communities, and initiates and implements programs to meet the challenges. MCEC's goal is to level the educational playing field for military children wherever they are located around the world and to serve as a model for all highly mobile children.
Military Impacted Schools Association
The Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA) is a national organization of school superintendents. Their mission: to serve school districts with a high concentration of military children.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs administers a variety of benefits and services, including education and training that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Service members, Veterans, their dependents, and survivors.
College Fee Waiver
Waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus for veteran dependents.
National Guard Youth Programs
California National Guard Operation Ready Families Program
The California National Guard works closely with the surrounding community to ensure that local organizations have the information they need to help Guard members and their families.
National Guard Family Program Online Community
This program welcomes our community outreach partners. Partnerships help support Guard members and their families.
Operation: Military Kids (OMK)
The U.S. Army's collaborative effort with the 4-H and America's communities to support the children and youth of National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers impacted by the Global War on Terrorism. The goal of Operation: Military Kids is to support geographically dispersed children and youth of National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers.
- State Superintendent of Public Instruction Military Interstate Compact Designee
Jacie Ragland, Education Programs Consultant
The California Department of Education has appointed Kate Wren Gavlak as California's Interstate Compact Commissioner and she is the contact person designated to assist military families and education agencies with transitional concerns. Her contact information for military families requesting assistance is below:
- California State Commissioner
Kate Wren Gavlak, (Retired) Superintendent
Travis Unified School District