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Military Child Education

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Military-Connected Students

The purpose of this program is to provide information that addresses the educational needs of children of military families.

 Who is a Military-Connected Student?

military-connected student is a:

  • student in grade KG – 12 is a dependent of an active duty member of the United States military;
  • student in grade KG – 12 is a dependent of a current member of the Texas National Guard (Army, Air Guard, or State Guard);
  • student in grade KG – 12 is a dependent of a current member of a reserve force in the United States military;
  • pre-kindergarten student is:
    • a dependent of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority, or
    • is the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty. Note: A student remains eligible for enrollment if the child’s parent leaves the armed forces or is no longer on active duty after the child begins a prekindergarten class;
  • student in grade KG – 12 is a dependent of a former member of one of the following: - the United States military - the Texas National Guard (Army, Air Guard, or State Guard) - a reserve force in the United States military; or
  • student in grade KG – 12 was a dependent of a member of a military or reserve force in the United States military who was killed in the line of duty.

Who is an Exceptional Family Member?

Exceptional family member is defined in the document A Military Parents Guide to School Policies and Transitions as a term used by the military to designate a family member who has been identified as having a special need or the program that serves these individuals. Special needs may be medical or educational.

Region 10 has additional resources available for Schools, Counselors, Teachers and Students.  

Additional resources and information are available at MilitaryChild.org

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