School Liaison Program
The Dyess School Liaison Program (SLP) is your first stop for educational information for grades PreK-12. Education and support of our military-connected students is a top priority in our community.
Your School Liaison Program offers education support for all military-connected students. The School Liaison is available to assist with a variety of resources and questions on topics for those PCSing to, or from, or are currently stationed at Dyess AFB.
Services include advocating for military-connected students at all levels of local and state governments, and with local schools and educators. Assisting parents in finding resources to support students struggling with a variety of issues ranging from special education, emotional, support, finding scholarships, career prep, or homework. Your School Liaison is your first stop to support your students when you arrive and the last stop before your next move
School Liaisons serve more than 1.6M DoD connected students worldwide. Where you find DoD connected students, you find School Liaisons.
The School Liaison Program (SLP) is the central point of contact for commanders, military families, and local school systems on school-related matters. The SL assists commanders and Total Force families in meeting the challenging demands of the military lifestyle by developing and maintaining partnerships between parents, installation leadership, local schools, including home schools, private schools, charter schools, virtual schools, Department of Defense Education Activity and International Schools and the community.
Mission: The School Liaison is committed to outreach, advocacy, and partnership initiatives that generate real-time solutions for military-connected students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 as they face global educational challenges and transitions.
Vision: To deliver unparalleled educational advocacy, outreach, and partnerships for military-connected students around the globe!
School Liaisons support transitional issues affecting military connected students and assist in facilitating solutions.
Deployment/Parental Absence Support
School Liaisons provide families and school personnel with resources focused on parental absence, to include the cycle of deployment and academic, social and emotional impact.
Installation, School and Community Communication
School Liaisons are installation subject matter expert to Commander/Command Staff/parents for all local Pre-K-12 education issues regarding military child education.
Home School Support
School Liaisons share information on homeschool issues, concerns, local policies, and regulations of state/local education agencies and connect home school families to their community.
Community Relations, Partnerships and Outreach
School Liaisons create a network of parents, community partners, and military/civilian personnel to support installation/community and school systems.
Academic Planning and Post-Secondary Preparations
School Liaisons leverage installation/school resources (e.g., Education and Training Flight) to provide graduating military students’ access to post-secondary information and opportunities.
Special Education Support
School Liaisons connect families with appropriate resources needed to navigate school systems.
What is School of Choice?
Active duty members who are base residents with military-connected students now have the option to do school of choice. This means parents may send their student to any school in the nearby school district up to the school’s functional capacity. It is the parent’s responsibility to provide transportation for their student to and from school.
Academic Planning and
Your School Liaison is ready with information and resources for your graduating military-connected student. Career planning information, scholarship availability, post-secondary information, and opportunities, are all available to set your student up for success.
Where they are we are. School Liaisons support military-connected students and families at every school transition point, deployment, and PCS.
What basic information do I need to register my student?
When registering a child, parents should have the following (may vary slightly):
Proof of Residency
Proof of Caddo Parish residency (Photo ID with name and current address e.g., driver’s license, state-issued or military ID, and two documents proving current residency e.g., current utility bill, mortgage or lease documents, or property tax records)
Birth certificate and/or proof of legal guardianship
Immunization records NOTE: Each student must have a current Louisiana Shot Record. To obtain the correct documentation, take your student’s current shot record to the Immunization Clinic on base. Visit the Louisiana Department of Health for a list of vaccinations required to attend Louisiana schools.
Copy of the child’s most recent report card and/or transcripts from previous schools (if applicable)
Transferring from another Texas School
If the student is transferring from another public school in Texas, a copy of the Texas Student Transfer Record will be required. This form may be obtained at the school from which the student is transferring. Most importantly, contact the appropriate school prior to registration. Schools are open throughout the summer to accommodate parents during the registration process.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘what are you doing for others?”
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Three things every parent of a military-connected student can do.
- Learn about the Military Interstate Compact Agreement or MIC3
- Complete and return the Impact Aid Survey every year
- Share this information with every military-connected parent you meet
Why are MIC3 and the Impact Aid Survey so important?
The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) provides consistency across states 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 addresses the key issues encountered by military families: in the areas of eligibility, enrollment, placement, extra curriculars, and graduation.
Look for the Purple Star! Texas’ Purple Star School Award Program
This award will show recognition to schools that show a major commitment to serving students and families connected to the United States Armed Forces.
To earn the recognition, schools must engage in the following activities:
- Designate a staff member to serve as a military liaison and engage in the following:
- Serve as the primary point of contact for military connected students and families
- Work to identify special considerations needed by military-connected students and families
- Develop training to inform teachers and other school personnel of those special considerations
- Create a dedicated page on its website featuring resources for military-connected students and families
- Create a student-led transition program to provide peer support for military-connected students
Purple Star School Badge
- The school system must engage in the following:
- Adopt a resolution stating the commitment to support military-connected students and families
- Assign a central office staff member to be the contact for the school liaison and military-connected students and families
- School systems that meet the above criteria should complete the Purple Star School Award form. Schools that earn the designation will be provided a certificate, and a digital badge, and a digital badge will be added to the school’s page on Texas School Finder.
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Resources and Information for Military-Connected Students
- Military Child Care
- Military One Source
- School Liaison Directory
- Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission – MIC3
- Tutor.com – Online homework help
- Khan Academy
- Homeschooling Legal Defense Association
- Department of the Air Force Exceptional Family Member Program
- Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children
- Worldwide School Liaison Listing
- Military Child Education Coalition