News & Announcements
June 7 is the next meeting date for the Virginia Interstate Compact Council.
Military families that are moving to Virginia and need help with the transition can contact Dan Dunham, Military Student and Family Specialist.
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
- 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