Education Policy and Operations

What We Do

The Education Policy & Operations Division provides support that touches almost every facet of DoDEA from establishing Director-led policies to procuring books for every classroom. 

We provide guidance, support, and oversight for student registration/enrollment, the student information system, and student education records. We also provide pre-and post-award procurement support for a host of student and teacher resources, oversee the student activity fund program for participating schools systemwide, and provide editing support for the important work of the Education Directorate.

Education Policy

Policy Development
  • Supports school-wide policies from inception to implementation and monitoring.
  • To access the current Education Policy and Operations Division policies, please visit the Office of DoDEA Policy - Search Issuances
Student Handbook
  • Provides students and families with relevant DoDEA-wide policies and school procedures.
National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Pilot Program

For further information about Education Policy, please feel free to reach out to either Ms. Joy Medley at or Mr. David Williams at

Office of the Registrar

Student Eligibility and Enrollment
  • Provides guidance on student eligibility and enrollment for DODEA’s CONUS and OCONUS schools.
  • Establishes policy in accordance with Title 10 and Title 20 statutory laws.
  • Collaborates with Region Offices to implement policy and establish procedures.
  • Conducts staff assistance visits to ensure compliance with established policy.
  • For information on the Registration process, please visit the  Registration Process - Eligibility and Enrollment page.
DoDEA Student Information System (DSIS)
  • Manages content and daily operations as the DSIS functional owner. 
  • Ensures DSIS functionality aligns with policy requirements and meets customer needs.
  • DSIS provides:
    • An easy and efficient way for families to register or re-register students in a DoDEA school via the Family Portal. 
    • Access to student demographic data, grades, and attendance, and more for use by DoDEA staff, families, and students. 
Student Records Center
  • Processes official transcripts and apostilles for graduates and former students of a DoDEA high school or the Panama Canal College.    
  • Processes graduation verifications for potential employers. 
  • Provides guidance for implementing student education records policies at the school, district, region, and HQ levels.
  • For information on how to request Transcripts, Apostilles, and Education Verifications, please visit the Transcripts page.

For additional information, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Student Activity Fund Program

Money raised by students and parents to support extracurricular activities must be handled safely, legally, and transparently.

These non-appropriated funds are accounted for by the Student Activity Fund (SAF) Program. DoDEA HQ offers this free, voluntary program to secondary schools only. Over 60 schools participate (October 2023).

For more details about the SAF program and instructions on how to establish one for your school, please refer to this document: Student Activity Fund Program Information

For more information about SAF Program, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Fabian Watson at

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