is the Month of the Military Child, a time where all branches of the
military and citizens around the country recognize the military child
for the sacrifies they make while their parent or guardian serves our
nation. The life of the military child is often marked by change. The
average military student will attend six to nine different school
systems before high school graduation, meaning frequent fluxes in school
curriculum, friend groups, and community supports.
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
(Compact) addresses the inequities facing school children of military
parents when they are required to relocate across state lines. Since
2008, 45 states have joined the Compact.
This April, let your school superintendent or state's elected officials know that you care about military families. Here's how:
If your state has adopted the Interstate Compact (all states, except New Hampshire, New York, Minnesota, Montana, or
Oregon), send a letter of thanks to your school district’s
superintendent using the template found on PTA.org/Compact.
If your State has NOT adopted the Compact (New Hampshire, New York, Minnesota, Montana, or Oregon), write to your
state's elected officials and tell them that you support the adoption
of the Interstate Compact. Click here to find contact information for your state's elected officials. Visit PTA.org/Compact for a template email to show your support.
For more information on the Month of the Military Child, visit PTA.org/Compact or visit Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission for parent tip sheets.