State Council on the Educational Opportunity for Military Children
Active dates:2014 -
Function: Provides for coordination among state agencies, local education agencies, and military installations concerning the state's participation in, and compliance with, the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children and the Interstate Commission on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. The State Council shall appoint or designate a military family education liaison to assist military families and the state in facilitating the implementation of the Compact.
It is the purpose of the Interstate Compact to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents by facilitating the timely enrollment of children of military families and ensuring that they are not placed at a disadvantage due to difficulty in the transfer of education records from the previous school district(s) or variations in entrance/age requirements.
The Council of State Governments (CSG), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Personnel and Readiness, drafted a new interstate compact in July 2006, in conjunction with a variety of federal, state and local officials as well as national stakeholder organizations representing education groups and military families to create the new interstate agreement.
Minnesota was the 48th state to join the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.
The Council's membership must include at least: the state superintendent of education, superintendent of a school district with a high concentration of military children, representative from a military installation, one representative each from the legislative and executive branches of government, and other offices and stakeholder groups the State Council deems appropriate. The Compact Commissioner and Military Family Education Liaison are ex-officio members of the Council.
Compact Commissioner, appointed by the Governor. Compact Commissioner is Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner of Education, Minnesota Department of Education.
Agency notebook contains a list of 2015 Council members.
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