School Liaison Office
The School Liaison Officer’s primary function is to serve as a conduit between parents, educators and the command so that military-connected children experience a seamless transition during the transfer between schools. Knowing that many military children move an average of every 2.9 years, School Liaison Officers can provide families with educational information to assist them as they begin their PCS planning.
The Child and Youth Education Services (CYES) program supports military families with services provided by the School Liaison Office:
School Transition Services (PCS Cycle): School Liaisons assist families with school transfers.
To locate the School Liaison at your next duty station, go to www.dodea.edu/Partnership/ for a list of School Liaisons worldwide.
Deployment Support: School Liaisons connect educators with the military deployment support system to inform them about the cycles of deployment and the tools available to assist educators
in working with military children.
Command, School, & Community Communications: School Liaisons serve as subject-matter experts for installation commanders on K-12 issues, helping to connect command, school and community resources.
Home School Linkage and Support: School Liaisons assist military families by gathering and sharing information on homeschooling issues and policies from local school districts. They also help leverage military Child and Youth Program resources to support these families.
Special Needs System Navigation: School Liaisons Officers provide information about installation and community programs and services, make referrals to the Exceptional Family Member Program, and offer assistance in navigating the administrative systems within local education agencies.
Military Kids Connect
Visit MilitaryKidsConnect, a website created to help military youth ages 6-17 deal with the challenges of having a deployed parent or caregiver. The site is a FREE web-based resource designed for military children, offering fun and interactive activities for building resilience and coping skills. For more information, please call 850-882-4319.
Military Association Links
Military Interstate Compact
National Military Family Association (NMFA)
Department of the Air Force Child and Youth Programs
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Homeschool Legal Defense Association
Scholarships and Grants
The state of Massachusetts offers financial aid, loan assistance, scholarships and grants.
To learn more visit www.mass.gov/topics/college-financial-aid-scholarships.