Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Military Families

Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

With the enactment of Act 146 of 2013 (codified at Ark. Code Ann. § 6-4-301 through § 6-4-308), Arkansas formally joined the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.  The law also created the Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.  The Interstate Compact addresses key educational transition issues encountered by military families, including: enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility, and graduation.  The role of the State Council is to coordinate among various agencies of state government, school districts, and military installations concerning Arkansas’s participation in, and compliance with, the Interstate Compact.

April is the Month of the Military Child!

Did you know that most military children will attend six to nine schools between grades K-12? in FY 2017, there were 502,543 military-connected students enrolled in 523 local education agencies across the nation. Learn how you can show your support for military children by visiting our Month of the Military Child page.

The Arkansas Purple Star School Award

The Arkansas Purple Star School Award for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation’s armed forces. Purple Star awardees receive a special Purple Star recognition to display in their building and are recognized on the Arkansas Department of Education website. To learn more about this honor and to learn how our school may qualify, please go to Arkansas Purple Star School Award.

For more information, please contact:

John Kaminar, Compact Commissioner
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 104-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-5188
Email: John.Kaminar@arkansas.gov
 

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