Military families often encounter challenges related to school enrollment, eligibility, placement, and graduation due to frequent relocations in service to our country. From kindergarten through grade 12, the average military child will attend from six to nine different schools. The San Diego County Office of Education provides school district designated liaisons with information, professional development, current events, data sources, and resources needed to facilitate their work and better serve the unique needs of military students and families.
As of August 2014, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation to become members of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, which consists of general policies in four key areas: eligibility, enrollment, placement, and graduation. It provides for the uniform treatment of military children transferring between school districts and states. It was developed by The Council of State Governments' National Center for Interstate Compacts, the Department of Defense, national associations, federal and state officials, departments of education, school administrators and military families.