Section 6-28-116 of the Arkansas Code 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.
(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
The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education has scheduled
online training for District Military Education Coordinators
(DMECs). This training may also be
used for School Military Liaisons as a requirement of the Arkansas Purple Star
Three sessions will be held; attendees need to attend only one
The dates are:
September 27, 2022, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
October 13, 2022, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
November 1, 2022, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Additional sessions may be scheduled depending on demand.
Attendees may register at this link: Register for DMEC/SML Training.