Approximately 11,000 students in Nevada are members of military-connected families. The average military child moves 6-9 times between kindergarten and 12th grade. Military children bring unique experiences to our classrooms, however these experiences, along with frequent moves and family separations due to deployments, impact a student’s educational experience. Nevada’s membership on the Commission demonstrates commitment for our military-connected students and support for successful education transitions.
The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) provides consistency across states related to education and support for military children, and was drafted with the intent to avoid conflict with existing state codes where possible. It replaces widely varying policies that affect transitioning military students and supports uniform treatment for military-connected students as they transfer between school districts and member states. While the Compact is not exhaustive in its coverage, it does address the key issues encountered by military families: eligibility, enrollment, placement, and graduation.
The Military Compact applies to children of active-duty members of the uniformed services, National Guard and Reserve on active duty orders, commissioned officers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the United States Public Health Service (USPHS). The Compact also supports students of members or veterans for up to one year following medical discharge or retirement, and those who perish on active duty for a period of one year following their death.