Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Training for District Military Education Coordinators

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Memo Number
COM-22-015
Memo Date
7/26/2021
Memo Type
Informational
Unit
Communications
Regulatory Authority
ACA 6-4-309
Response Required
NO
Attention
Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; School Counselors

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Section 6-4-309 states:

A public school with twenty (20) or more children of military families enrolled as students or a public school with a total of three thousand (3,000) or more students enrolled shall:
(1) Incorporate into the policies of the public school specific procedures that outline actions to take in support of students who are the children of military families who transition to and from the public school.
(2)
(A) Designate each public school district a military education coordinator to serve as the primary point of contact for each child of a military family and his or her parent or legal guardian.
(B) The public school military education coordinator shall have specialized knowledge regarding the educational needs of children of military families and the obstacles that children of military families face in obtaining an education.

The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education has scheduled online training to educate District Military Education Coordinators (DMECs).  Four sessions will be held; DMECs need attend only one session.

The dates are:

August 18, 2021

August 25, 2021

September 1, 2021

September 8, 2021

All sessions will begin at 10:00 AM and will end by 11:30 AM.

Attendees may register at this link:  Register for District Military Education Coordinator Training

School districts with fewer than 3,000 students enrolled or with fewer than 20 children of military families enrolled are encouraged, though not required, to appoint a DMEC and to register for the training.

School districts may also appoint a military education coordinator at the campus level, if they so choose.

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