Department of Defense Education Activity

DEC Meetings


The DEC:  

  • The DEC is 10 Dec (Thursday) 1000 to 1230 (Eastern Standard Time)
  • The Window for RSVP's, parking requests etc., should be submitted NLT 25 November
  • VTC/Phone Bridge Information will be provided as soon as possible


  • The PRE DEC is 3 October (Thursday) 0630 to 0730 (Eastern Standard Time)
  • The PRE DEC Conference Call number and code will be forwarded in a calendar invite NLT 5 March
  • Proposed DEC Topics should be submitted NLT 10 March to (The Template is now available for submission of Topics.)


  • The PRE DEC is an information gathering forum
    • Proposed topics no longer need a GO or Flag endorsement (however, the weight of such an endorsement is a significant factor) -Topic criteria is generally the same:
    • The regional school advisory group should have had an opportunity to address any proposed issue.
    • The topic should not be narrowly focused on something specific and only pertaining to a distinct local issue. 
    • Topics are not limited to issues but may include requests for information or updates
  • During the PRE DEC we will ensure we understand the topic submitted and, if unclear, your rationale for submission The topics - all of them - will be submitted to the DoDEA HQ leadership to determine the disposition of the submitted topics:
    • In person brief at the DEC
    • Information Paper
    • Addressed during the DEC by the Director or respective SME
  • Time constraints, appropriateness for the DEC, and best suited format are some of the factors used to determine the final slate of topics.
  • The Pacific and European Theater Education Councils will have a reserved time slot for their presentations.

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.