Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Military Families


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.

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

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