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Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Commonly referred to simply as the Interstate Compact, this document is intended to allow for the uniform treatment of military children transferring between states.  Each state must adopt the Compact through legislation.  Currently 34 states, including Kansas, have adopted the Interstate Compact.  The Compact cover such issues as:

  • Educational Records
  • Immunizations
  • Kindergarten & First Grade Entrance Age
  • Course & Educational Program Placement
  • Special Education Services
  • Placement Flexibility
  • Absence Related to Deployment Activities
  • Eligibility for Student Enrollment
  • Eligibility for Extracurricular Participation
  • Waiving courses required for graduation if similar coursework has been completed
  • Flexibility in accepting state exit or end-of-course exams, national achievement tests or alternative testing in lieu of testing requirements for graduation in the receiving state
  • Allowing a student to receive a diploma from the sending school instead of the receiving school

For more information visit

Free SAT/ACT Prep Materials for Military Families •

Free Tutoring Websites for Military Families

Helpful Websites

Military OneSource:

Military Child Education Coalition:

DoD Education Agency:


Kansas State Department of Education:

Kansas Parent Information Resource Center:

Military Youth on the Move:

Military K-12 Partners:

(This site provides a list of School Liaison Officers for all installations across all branches of service.)

Military Students on the Move Parents Toolkit:

(Provided by the Military Impacted Schools Association)

School Matters: