Family/Community/Military Issues

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Florida DOE Memos
2020 Legislative Change Related to Military Student Enrollment (2020-75) (July 1, 2020)
Military Dependent Children Transfer Student Placement – School District Superintendents (2016-58) (May 6, 2016)
Military Dependent Children Transfer Student Placement – Florida Base Commanders (May 6, 2016)
Interstate Military Compact Awareness (Curtis Jenkins) — Florida Charter School Conference, November 2-4, 2016. The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children was developed in an effort to reduce the educational and emotional issues encountered when children of military personnel transfer from schools in one state to schools in another. It addresses the difference in requirements among states involving immunizations, the entrance ages for kindergarten and first grade, exit exams, and graduation requirements.
Other Resources
Awesome Library – Parents — Awesome Library organizes 31000 carefully reviewed K-12 education resources, including the top 5 percent for teachers, students, parents, and librarians.
Florida — Supporting Military Students on the Go! — This newsletter for the Interstate Compact on Educational opportunity for Military Children is developed by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Military Compact Council.
Florida's Military Bases (PDF Download) — This document contains maps for all military bases and reserve units.
Harvard Family Research Project's work strengthens family, school, and community partnerships and early childhood care and education, promotes evaluation and accountability, and offers professional development to those who work directly with children, youth, and families.
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children — Rules, Amended and Effective November 16, 2012 (PDF Download) — These are the administrative rules under which the Interstate Compate operates.
National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement works to promote family-school partnerships in schools throughout America. Their website offers information about their mission, how they make a difference, guidelines to schools and school districts for developing family-school partnerships, and special activities.
National Parenting Center provides comprehensive and responsible parenting advice to parents.
Parent's Primer on Career Exploration will provide parents the information they need to help their children make career and education decisions. The document can be downloaded from
Multi–tiered System of Supports (MTSS): Engaging Families in Education (PDF Download) – This resource guide can assist families who want to view and access a variety of specific resources to increase family engagement within a multi-tiered system of supports.
Understood — Fifteen nonprofit organizations have joined forces to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. The comprehensive, free nonprofit resource offers practical advice for parents on everything from how to partner with their child’s teachers and help with homework to how to explain their child’s issues to friends and relatives and plan family gatherings that are less stressful and more fun for everyone. All of the content is available in both English and Spanish.