Through the Interstate Compact, MIC3 addresses key educational transition issues encountered by children of military families. Developed in 2006, the Military Interstate Children’s Compact was adopted by all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity. The compact eases the educational challenges that military children encounter, and supports uniform treatment as they transfer between school districts in member states. (Note: The compact only applies to public schools). The compact covers a range of transitional issues pertaining to enrollment, placement and attendance, participation in extracurricular activities, and graduation. Arkansas has been a member of the compact since 2013.
Arkansas ensures that the compact is implemented through the state compact commissioner and the Arkansas State Council of the MIC3. The council meets quarterly to address a variety of topics. Families who need assistance under the compact do not have to come to a meeting or wait until the next meeting is held. Assistance can be requested at any time by filling out this Request for Assistance Form online, by e-mailing the compact commissioner at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the compact commissioner at 501-683-5188.
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