The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission is a partnership between the Defense Department and state governments that addresses some of the educational challenges transitioning children of military families encounter. The Compact addresses the key issues encountered by military families such as eligibility, enrollment, placement and graduation.
The goal of the Compact is to replace the widely varying policies affecting transitioning military students. The Compact leverages consistency. It uses a comprehensive approach that provides a consistent policy in every school district and in every state that chooses to join.
Children of active-duty members of the uniformed services, National Guard and Reserve on active-duty orders, commissioned officers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Unites States Public Health Service, and members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired for one year are eligible for assistance under the Compact.
The Compact also covers students of members who die while on active duty for a period of one year following their death.