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School Liaison

School Liaisons serve as the primary point of contact for preK – 12th grade school-related matters. The School Liaison Program offers an array of services and resources to support students, parents, installation leadership, schools and the surrounding community. They inform parents about local schools, graduation requirements, afterschool programs, homeschooling and much more. By working together with these stakeholders, the School Liaison Program builds a support network to provide the best possible education experience for military-connected children and youth worldwide.

The School Liaisons Program goals are to:

  • Identify barriers to academic success and develop solutions
  • Promote parental involvement and educate local communities and schools regarding the needs of military children
  • Develop and coordinate partnerships in education
  • Provide students, parents, and school personnel with the tools they need to overcome obstacles to education that stem from the military lifestyle

The School Liaison:

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for school-related matters
  • Represents, informs, and assists Command
  • Assists military families with educational issues
  • Coordinates with local school systems
  • Forges partnerships between the military, community and schools

School Liaisons are located at each installation to provide information as well as build partnerships with the civilian and military community to help address common education challenges of military families. School Liaisons are also an initial contact for participation in the Youth Sponsorship Program which builds resilience in youth and eases transition. School Liaison support is free of charge and open to all Department of Defense identification card holders, educators who serve military students and community partners involved with pre-K-12 education. For more information on the School Liaison Program visit School Liaisons & Military Youth | Military OneSource

To find a School Liaison in your community use this MilitaryINSTALLATIONS link School Liaison Contacts MILITARY INSTALLATIONS . Whether you’re planning a move to your next installation or want to know more about your current duty station, MilitaryINSTALLATIONS, one of many free resources from Military OneSource, is the place to get answers. Use it to find installation overviews, contacts for programs and services, check-in procedures, and community information for installations worldwide.

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About Educational Partnership

Approximately 60% of the children of military families in the U.S. are school age and the majority of them -- nearly 80% -- attend local education agencies (LEAs) throughout the nation.

DoDEA's Educational Partnership provides outreach to these LEAs to support academic achievement and positive educational opportunities outcomes for military children.

Children in military families face challenges that are unparalleled in the general student population. The average military child will move six to nine times during a school career. That's three times more frequently than non-military children. As a result of these frequent transitions, military children incur stressors such as differences in achievement standards, school protocol, course offerings, extracurricular activities, and academic requirements.

Through a variety of outreach initiatives, such as working collaboratively with the U.S. Department of Education, managing a robust grant program, and providing training and development opportunities, the DoDEA Educational Partnership champions quality educational opportunities for all military children.