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.
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.
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