SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM

Find your local School Liaison

School Liaisons are installation subject matter experts to families, installation leadership staff, and commanders who assist with all local Pre-K through grade 12 school issues and challenges facing military children. 

Student Focused, Partnership Driven

School Liaisons partner with local, state-level educators and other policymakers. These partnerships impact quality Pre-K through 12th-grade educations and allow for tailored support to families, commanders, and total force families in meeting the challenging demands of the military lifestyle. The School Liaison Program provides military-connected children the opportunity to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally, regardless of duty station, deployments, or transition status.

MISSION

The School Liaison Program is committed to outreach, advocacy, and partnership initiatives that generate real-time solutions for military-connected students in grades Pre-K through 12 as they face global educational challenges and transitions. 

VISION

To deliver unparalleled educational advocacy, outreach, and partnerships for military-connected students around the globe.

Make Your Child's School Transition Smoother

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How School Liaisons Assist—

  • Parent Workshops (e.g. academic support, MIC3, PCSing with School Age Students, Deployment, Resilience, Facing Challenge/Safety) 

  • Education Partnerships (e.g. Career Days, Adopt-A-School, Volunteers)

  • Military Student Transitions

  • School Based Youth Sponsorship

  • School Based Military Student Transition Support Programs

  • Deployment Support 

  • JROTC Support 

  • DoD/AF STEM Program

  • STARBASE Program 

  • Military Interstate Compact Compliance (MIC3) 

  • Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC) Support

  • Grant Opportunities and Federal Impact Aid

FAMILIES
  • Parent Workshops (e.g. academic support, MIC3, PCSing with School Age Students, Deployment, Resilience, Facing Challenge/Safety) 

  • Education Partnerships (e.g. Career Days, Adopt-A-School, Volunteers)

  • Military Student Transitions

  • School Based Youth Sponsorship

  • School Based Military Student Transition Support Programs

  • Deployment Support 

  • JROTC Support 

  • DoD/AF STEM Program

  • STARBASE Program 

  • Military Interstate Compact Compliance (MIC3) 

  • Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC) Support

  • Grant Opportunities and Federal Impact Aid

  • Information on local schools and boundaries 

  • Home school support 

  • Inbound and outbound transfers 

  • Graduation requirements 

  • Schools and community outreach 

  • College, Career, and Military Readiness 

  • School and installation-based sponsorship programs 

  • Special Education Policy Navigation (e.g., IEPs and 504 Plans)

  • Military Interstate Compact Compliance 

  • Scholarship Information 

  • Education Resources and Support 

  • Military Student Transitions

SCHOOLS
  • Information on local schools and boundaries 

  • Home school support 

  • Inbound and outbound transfers 

  • Graduation requirements 

  • Schools and community outreach 

  • College, Career, and Military Readiness 

  • School and installation-based sponsorship programs 

  • Special Education Policy Navigation (e.g., IEPs and 504 Plans)

  • Military Interstate Compact Compliance 

  • Scholarship Information 

  • Education Resources and Support 

  • Military Student Transitions

  • Advise on all PreK-12 Education concerns, trends, initiatives both local and state level 

  • Guidance on school related matters 

  • Facilitates communication between school authorities and installation leadership 

  • Education Community Partnerships and Outreach

  • Education forums/summits 

  • Quality of Life workings groups 

  • Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3)  

  • DoD Military Representative for MIC3 State Council and Compliance 

  • Support of Military Families Strategic Basing Education Program

  • Family concerns or challenges, community trends

COMMANDERS
  • Advise on all PreK-12 Education concerns, trends, initiatives both local and state level 

  • Guidance on school related matters 

  • Facilitates communication between school authorities and installation leadership 

  • Education Community Partnerships and Outreach

  • Education forums/summits 

  • Quality of Life workings groups 

  • Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3)  

  • DoD Military Representative for MIC3 State Council and Compliance 

  • Support of Military Families Strategic Basing Education Program

  • Family concerns or challenges, community trends

Explore the Department of the Air Force
Education and Licensure Report

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Learn more about your installation's graduation rates, professional licenses, student learning, K-12 student-teacher ratios, and how your installation compares to others.
2021 Support for Military Families

Core Focus Areas

Installation, School, and Community Support

We facilitate communication among parents, military leaders, and schools. In order to address issues at the local level and build relationships with community stakeholders, many installations School Liaisons have established educational town hall meetings, summits, or educational working groups.  

JROTC, STEM, and Scholarship Opportunities

School Liaisons leverage installation and school resources such as Education and Training Flight and Career Centers to provide military-connected students access to post-secondary information and opportunities.

Homeschool Support

We facilitate communication among parents, military leaders, and schools. In order to address issues at the local level and build relationships with community stakeholders, many installations School Liaisons have established educational town hall meetings, summits, or educational working groups.  

Special Education Navigation

School Liaisons assist families to navigate through the complex area of Special Education including but not limited to special education law and policy, parental and student self-advocacy, Individualized Education Plans (IEP), and 504 Plans.

Community Relations, Partnerships, and Outreach

School Liaisons create a network of parents, community stakeholders, military and civilian personnel to support installation communities and school systems.