MISA has been working with DoDEA, the Council of State Governments, and other military associations on developing an Interstate Compact as it relates to transition issues for military families. MISA believes that a great deal can be solved by having the right attitude and working together to address the needs of military families.
Many issues and their solutions addressed in the Interstate Compact are best practices in MISA school districts. There are issues in some states that need to be addressed through legislation to allow school districts to do what is right for our military families. The Interstate Compact is basically working with states and local school districts to address the most common issues faced by military families.
Thirty-six states have enacted legislation to adopt the Interstate Compact. For more information and to view an update by state go to www.mic3.net.
The Compact provides for the uniform treatment of military children as they move from installation to installation, and ensures that military children are not penalized because a parent receives an assignement to another installation.
Areas addressed in the Compact are: