News & Announcements
We welcome all military families to Virginia and look forward to a successful 2017-2018 school year. If you are a military family member and have questions about schooling options or need help with your transitions please feel free to contact Dan Dunham, Virginia Department of Education Military Student and Family Specialist.
Dr. Steven Staples, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction recognizes the unique needs of military students. In this video he discusses the impact of military children on the commonwealth's public schools and how the state's participation in the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children helps lessen the challenges these students often face.
Virginia Interstate Compact on the Educational Opportunity of Military Children Meeting Notice
The next meeting for the Virginia Interstate Compact Council will take place on Tuesday October 31st from 10:30 pm-12:30 pm in the Jefferson Conference Room located on the 22nd floor of the James Monroe Building 101 N. 14th Street Richmond, VA 23219.
Virginia is home to some of the nation’s largest and most important military installations, so it is not surprising that the commonwealth's schools educate more military children than any other state. As of September 2016, there are more than 73,000 military connected students in Virginia, living in every community across the state.
Frequent moves, family separations through deployments, and reintegration following deployments can make school, home, and community-life challenging for military children. Yet, even in such circumstances, these students continually demonstrate resilience and perseverance. Their contributions to our schools and communities include unique and valuable perspectives on learning, friendship, and growing up.
Virginia is a proud member of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children and is committed to the care and education of the children of the men and women of our armed forces. By partnering with school liaison officers, military leaders, educators, and community organizations, the Virginia Department of Education provides resources and support for military service children and their families during all stages of transition and deployment.
Use the menu to the right to navigate to sub-sections of this topic:
- Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
- Guidance Documents & Training Materials
- Virginia Laws Related to the Education of Military Children
- School Liaison Officers Contact Information-This is a PDF document.
- Model Programs & Initiatives
- Military Family Resources
- Month of the Military Child
For more information, contact:
Virginia Department of Education
P. O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120