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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
MESigned into law 02/2014P-12Transfer Between Districts
L.D. 1591
Requires the superintendents of both the sending and the receiving school administrative units to approve the transfer of a student to a district he/she is not living in and provides a standard for what constitutes a student's best interest. The amendment requ...

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TXSigned into law 05/2013P-12Enrollment of Military-Connected Students
H.B. 525
Defines "military-connected student" as a student dependent of an active-duty member of any of the five branches of the U.S. military; the Texas National Guard; or a reserve force of the U.S. military. Directs the Texas Education Agency to annually collect dat...

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RISigned into law 06/2010P-12Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
H.B. 8010, S.B. 2738
Enacts the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, allowing children of military families to achieve educational success by facilitating smoother transfers between schools due to relocation of active duty soldiers with school-aged ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2010P-12Extends date of Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
H.B. 521
In 2008, the Florida Legislature enacted the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. The purpose of the compact is to enable member states to uniformly address educational transition issues faced by military families. This bill rep...

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NMSigned into law 05/2010P-12Educational Opportunity for Military Children - Interstate Compact
H.B. 24
Enacts the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children in New Mexico. The compact's purpose is to remove
barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of
their parents....

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UTSigned into law 03/2010P-12Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
H.B. 386
Enacts the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. Establishes the State Council on Military Children. Provides for the appointment of the state's representative on the Interstate Commission on Educational Opportunity for Military ...

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SDSigned into law 03/2010P-12Military Student Mobility
S.B. 88
Adopts the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children; provide for transfer of school records.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2010/Bill.aspx?Bill=88...

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IDSigned into law 03/2010P-12Education of Military Children
S.B. 1338
Adds to existing law relating to education to provide educational opportunity for military children, to provide findings and purpose, to provide rulemaking authority and to provide for a responsible individual at the state level. Requests the state board to pr...

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VASigned into law 03/2010P-12Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
S.B. 299
Requires the Department of Education to employ a military family education liaison to provide staff support for the state Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children and to assist military families and the state in facili...

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NDSigned into law 08/2009P-12Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
H.B. 1309
Provides for a legislative council study of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.
http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009/bill-text/JAMP0300.pdf...

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LASigned into law 07/2009P-12Foster Care Students and Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
H.B. 590
Requires public school governing authorities to ensure that children in foster care are allowed to remain enrolled in the same public schools in which they were enrolled when entering foster care; provides that if the placement is outside the jurisdictional bo...

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MESigned into law 06/2009P-12Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
H.B. 928
Enacts the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; relates to active duty status; relates to veterans, educational records, extracurricular activities and member states.
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_124th/billp...

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AKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Education of Military Children
H.B. 137
An Act relating to an interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children; amending Rules 4 and 24, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; and providing for an effective date. Provides for a Compact administrator, charged with cooperation with all de...

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MDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
H.B. 306; S.B. 257
Establishes, through an Interstate Compact with specified member states, the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children in elementary and secondary schools; provides for transfer of records.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2009rs/bills/hb/hb03...

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INSigned into law 04/2009P-12Education of Military Children
H.B. 1107
Enacts the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; provides for coordination of efforts among state agencies and other states to facilitate the transfer of students of military families between schools, including the transfer of ed...

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IASigned into law 03/2009P-12Military Children
H.B. 214
Establishes the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children; establishes a council on educational opportunity for military children to provide advice and recommendations regarding this state's participation in and compliance with the in...

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MSSigned into law 03/2009P-12Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
S.B. 2669
Relates to interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; enact.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2009/pdf/SB/2600-2699/SB2669SG.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2009P-12Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
H.B. 1727
Establishes a compact to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+ful+HB1727ER...

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NCSigned into law 07/2008P-12Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
S.B. 1541
Enacts the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; removes barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents....

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FLSigned into law 06/2008P-12Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
H.B. 1203
Relates to educational opportunity for military children; directs the Governor to execute the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; provides requirements relating to student records and enrollment, placement and attendance, and e...

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SCSigned into law 06/2008P-12Enrollment of Military Families' Kids
H.B. 4320
Provides that a student whose parent or legal guardian has been called to active duty more than a specified number of miles outside of his residence is eligible to attend the public schools of that school district; authorizes nonresident military personnel to ...

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MISigned into law 06/2008P-12Education Compact for Military Children
H.B. 5963
Establishes interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children; provides for the facilitation of the timely enrollment of children of military families and ensuring that they are not placed at a disadvantage due to difficulty in the transfer o...

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COSigned into law 05/2008P-12Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
H.B. 1317
Creates the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents; facilitates on-time graduation, timely...

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GAVetoed 05/2008P-12Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
S.B. 345
Adds Georgia as a member of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. Includes provisions related to unofficial and official records and transcripts, immunizations, kindergarten and first grade entrance age, course placement and ...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12Interstate Commission on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
S.B. 68
Removes barriers for educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment; specifies course placement, timely enrollment and attendance requirements; determines eligibility requirements; facilitates on- time gra...

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KSSigned into law 04/2008P-12Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
H.B. 2714
Enacts the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2008/2714.pdf...

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MDSigned into law 04/2008P-12Education of Military Children
H.B. 784; S.B. 457
Establishes a Task Force on Educational Issues Affecting Military Children; provides that the task force shall examine educational issues affecting military children, including efforts to ease the transition of military children to state schools, the timely re...

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ARSigned into law 03/2007P-12Choice
H.B. 2251
Amends certain provisions of the Public School Choice Act of 1989; provides that any student who accepts a school choice transfer may return to his or her resident district during the course of the school year; provides that if the transferred student returns ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Continuity of Educational Services for Foster Children
H.B. 1710
Ensures the continuity of educational services to foster children. Prohibits the grades of a child in foster care from being lowered for school absences resulting from a change in the child's school enrollment, the child's attendance at a dependency-neglect co...

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MDSigned into law 05/2004P-12Transfer of Military Personnel Dependents
H.B. 240
Requires the State Board of Education to pursue reciprocity agreements with other states regarding the terms of transfer of student dependents of military personnel to or from the public schools of this State; requires reciprocity agreements to include procedu...

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FLSigned into law 05/2003P-12Education and Military Dependents
S.B. 2802
Directs the Department of Education to assist in the transition of dependents of military personnel into the public school system; requires a report. http://www.flsenate.gov/session/index.cfm?Mode=Bills&SubMenu=1&BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&BillNum=2802&Year=2003&Cha...

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