Department of Defense Education Activity


The Pre-DEC will be conducted Thursday, 17 November 2022, 0700, Eastern Standard Time.  DEC Members who have not receive a Microsoft Teams invite should contact Mr. Darryl Dean at .

Proposed Topics should also be sent to Mr. Dean NLT 15 November 2022.

Topics should be endorsed by the DEC Representative (GO/Flag Officer), and relevant to the entire DEC membership.  This is not to preclude region or command specific topics; however, those topics should only be submitted if the local school advisory board (or equivalent), is unable to resolve, or provide background to the issue or question.

Topics that do not arrive in time for the DoDEA Staff to research and develop a presentation may be addressed by an information paper or comment during the DEC.

Presentations during the June 9, 2022, DEC included:

  • Student Achievement
  • Universal Pre-Kindergarten
  • School Safety
  • Emergency Management Training
  • The impact of Force Structure changes, and
  • Update on MILCON projects.

Click here for the Topics Template

Dependents Education Council (DEC):

The next DEC is scheduled for 12 January 2023, 0700 Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Pending health and safety protocols, we expect the session to be conducted virtually over Microsoft Teams. A change to this arrangement will be announced NLT 21 November. We anticipate attendance by the host, the Honorable Mr. Gilbert Cisneros, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. The DEC Agenda and presentations will be posted to the DEC Website NLT 5 January 2023.


The Pre-DEC is an information gathering forum.  Topic criteria is generally the same:

  • The regional school advisory group should have had an opportunity to address any proposed issue before it is presented at the PRE DEC.
  • The topic should not be narrowly focused or only pertaining to a distinct local issue. 
  • Topics may include requests for information or updates

During the Pre-DEC we will ensure we understand the topic and your rationale for submission.

The topics - all of them - will be submitted to the DoDEA HQ leadership to determine the presentation format which may include:

  • In person brief at the DEC
  • Information Paper
  • Addressed during the DEC by the Director or respective SME
  • An email response


We will  send calendar invites for you to save the dates, and reminders as we get closer to the DEC, but please send corrections/updates to the Membership as soon as they occur.