• Interstate Compact Law

    The Interstate Compact Law on Educational Opportunity for Military Children addresses the needs of transitioning military families. Its goal is to ensure uniform treatment of military children when moving between states and school districts. Participation in the compact is voluntary, however all 50 states currently participate. North Carolina's General Statutes on the compact can be viewed here.

    Who is eligible for assistance under the compact?

    Children of:
    • Active duty service members or National Guard and Reserve members on active duty orders

    • Veterans or members who are medically discharged or retired for one year

    • Service members who lose their life while on active duty

    Who is not eligible for assistance under the compact?

    Children of:

    • Inactive members of National Guard and Reserves

    • Veterans and retired members (unless specified above)

    • Department of Defense personnel, federal agency civilians and contract employees not defined as active duty

    School Liaison Officers support their local military mommunities by acting as a bridge between the military family and the local school systems.
    The mission of the North Carolina National Guard Child and Youth Program is to promote and sustain the quality of life and resilience of over 9,000 NC National Guard children and youth in the state providing secure, timely, flexible, high quality support services and enrichment programs.
    The mission of the Military Liaison Counselor is to research, develop, and implement programs and practices that will support military students and families in North Carolina.”
    Support Resources: Support Resources | Nc Dpi 
    Access Free, Confidential Support 24/7, 365 Days a Year for Veterans and Their Loved Ones.
    Veterans Crisis Line: Https://Www.veteranscrisisline.net/
    Military Connected Form: Military Connected Form - English 
    In an effort to ensure that the unique needs of military-connected students are met, state law requires that schools collect information on military-connected students. The goal is to help accommodate these students by providing them with support and consistency when their parent(s) are deployed, when they are transitioning between schools, and at other times during their academic career.  


    To learn more please visit https://mic3.net/ or contact your local compact commissioner.