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The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (SB 1506) passed in 2014 by the Oregon State Legislature, aims to reduce the educational and emotional issues encountered when the children of military personnel are required to transfer from schools in one state to another. The goal of the law is to provide as much consistency as possible with other states relative to school policies and procedures, while honoring the existing laws that govern public education in our state.
Senate Bill 690 (2019) removed the sunset on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. It also establishes the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction and members of the State Board of Education as the membership of the State Council. It directed the Council to meet at least once a year and directed ODE to provide the administrative support for the Council.
The provisions do NOT apply to: inactive members of the National Guard and Reserves; members of the uniformed services now retired; veterans of the uniformed services; other U.S. Department of Defense personnel and other federal agency civilian and contract employees not defined as active duty members of the uniformed services.
The Council and Commissioner serve as voting members on matters relating to the Compact in Oregon. By law, the Council includes representatives from:
For more information, email
State Board Administrator.
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