Resources for Children of Military Families: Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

From Needham High School Principal Jonathan Pizzi:

This past year Massachusetts joined other states as part of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.

As part of our membership, each school district in Massachusetts must identify children whose family has Military Status by June 2014.

Students of Military Families are defined as children of:
1. Active duty members of the uniformed services, National Guard and Reserve on active duty orders; or
2. Members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired within one year; or
3. Members who die on active duty.

If your child or children would meet this definition, we ask that you go to the Parent Portal in Powerschool and indicate YES in answer to whether your student is a member of a Military Family as defined above. (If your family is NOT a Military Family as defined, you need to do nothing.)

If you are a Military Family, you will need to go to EACH of your student’s accounts in order to enter this YES answer for all of your children.

There may be resources available now and in the future to our children of Military Families, so it is important that you indicate military family status so that your child(ren) can be identified for such programs. Visit for more information.

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