Children of Military Families
CHILDREN OF MILITARY FAMILIES
Note: In 2009, Alaska adopted the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. AS 14.34.010-.090. The purpose of the law is to remove barriers to educational success for military children that exist due to frequent moves and deployment of their parents. The law provides rules on student enrollment, attendance, placement, advancement, eligibility for educational programs and extracurricular activities, and on-time graduation. School districts are required to be flexible in applying District rules in order to meet the needs of these students.
The School Board recognizes the challenges to academic success faced by children of military families due to frequent moves and deployments of parents/guardians. Students of military families should have all opportunities available for educational achievement. The Superintendent shall direct and oversee the removal of barriers to educational success for these children in accordance with law, including the provision of academic resources, services, and opportunities for educational programs and extracurricular activities.
(cf. 5118 – Transfers)
(cf. 5125 – Student Records)
(cf. 6145 – Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities)
(cf. 6145.2 – Interscholastic Competition)
In making decisions concerning children of military families, including decisions regarding enrollment, placement, eligibility for extracurricular activities, or waiver of any graduation requirement, the Superintendent shall be flexible to the extent permitted by law and District policy.
(cf. 6146.1 – High School Graduation Requirements)
(cf. 6146.4 – Reciprocity on Graduation Requirements)
The Superintendent, or designee, shall work with parents/guardians and shall collaborate with local, state, and other agencies within and outside the State of Alaska to facilitate the transition of children of military families into and out of the District.
(cf. 6020 – Parent Involvement)
The Superintendent, or designee, shall regularly report to the Board on the educational outcomes of children of military families enrolled in district schools, including, but not limited to, school attendance, assessment results, promotion and retention rates by grade level, participation in extracurricular activities, and graduation rates.
14.34.010. Compact enacted, Interstate Compact of Educational Opportunity for Military Children
KETCHIKAN GATEWAY BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Adoption Date: 10/13/2010