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MILITARY INTERSTATE CHILDREN’S COMPACT COMMISSION (MIC3)
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Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3)

The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) has launched our new web site.  As one of the primary associations serving the members of the military families, we request that the Operation Military Kids include a link on their web site to better inform the public of this important interstate compact.

The web site, www.mic3.net, is designed to better inform the public about the Interstate Compact for Educational Opportunities for Military Children and serve the needs of the families of our service men and women. It will also provide valuable resources, news, contact information, links, and recent rulings by the Commission.

Military families move between postings on a regular basis, and while reassignments can often be a boon for career personnel, they can be difficult for the children of military families. The average military student faces transition challenges more than twice during high school and most military children will attend six to nine different school systems in their lives from kindergarten to 12th grade. The Compact therefore seeks to make transition easier for the children of military families so that they are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children and are not penalized or delayed in achieving their educational goals.

The Compact 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, the Department of Education of each state, school administrators and military families.

Thirty-five states have adopted the Compact. The Department of Defense will continue to work with the Commission, Council of State Governments, national organizations, and state leaders to bring the remaining states on board. Member states are beginning to form their State Councils and inform school districts of the terms of the Compact. The Commission has met twice and is working to implement and communicate the requirements of the Compact.

If you have any questions please contact John Matthews at (859) 244-8157 or jmatthews@csg.org

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