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.
- April 24, 2013 Public Meeting Notice and Agenda
- February 7, 2013 Public Meeting Notice and Agenda
- December 6, 2012 Public Meeting Notice and Agenda
California State Resources
- California EC sections 49700-49704
Provisions of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.
- 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]).
- 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.
- Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)
- Resolving Education Transition Issues for Military Families (PDF; 1MB)
- Adopted Rules (PDF)
- Single Page Reference Documents:
- Map of Participating States (PDF)
- Transition Counselor Institutes (TCI)
TCI is intended to increase availability of specifically trained transition counselors and other participants who have a shared knowledge of turbulence. These TCI Fellows will be well versed in strategies and resources designed to appropriately address issues faced by mobile military students and their families.
- Educator's Guide to the Military Child During Deployment (PDF)
- School Connectedness - Improving Students' Lives
Research paper written by Dr. Robert Blum MD, MPH, PhD.
- The “So Far” Guide for Helping Children and Youth Cope with the Deployment of a Parent in the Military Reserves (PDF)
- 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.
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.