Tyndall AFB, FL – In the wake of Hurricane Michael, Bay District Schools used the Support of Military Families 2019 results to advocate for the expansion of a K-5 public school on federal government property to include grades 6-8.
Eielson AFB, AK – Installation officials used the Support of Military Families 2019 results to advocate for pre-kindergarten at Fairbanks North Star Borough School District and worked with DSLO to create a state Purple Star Schools Program.
Eglin AFB, FL – Collaborated with the Defense-State Liaison Office (DSLO) in 2020 to correct a 2019 Advance Enrollment policy for military-connected children in Florida, which unintentionally excluded thousands of students a year.
JB Pearl Harbor–Hickam, HI – The Hawaii State Department of Education established a robust Federal Impact Aid effort. In School Year 2018-19, the Central Administrative District identified 8,541 military-connected students and received more than $42.7 million.
FT Gordon, GA – Columbia County Public Schools used Military Student Identifier data to pinpoint which schools required additional support services.
Pentagon, VA – CSAF21 emphasized the influence of public education on readiness at a conference in 2019, stating, “The number one quality of life issue for Airmen with children is the quality of schools. They’ll say ‘Hey, Chief, you can deploy me, you can send me to tough locations…we’re in! But once you start affecting the quality of our children’s education, that’s when we’re going to make difficult decisions’.”
Maxwell AFB, AL – The Commander, Air University voiced his concern to community leaders in 2018 that the state of education in Montgomery was affecting his ability to attract qualified faculty members and driving Airmen to live apart from their families.
Buckley SFB, CO – Guardians and their spouses expressed frustration about obstacles to enrolling their children in quality public schools to the Wing Commander’s spouse. The Command Team then made addressing these issues one of their top priorities.9
Barksdale AFB, LA – The Commander, AF Global Strike Command held a K-12 summit in 2018 to enhance readiness by highlighting the issues’ importance to commanders, share lessons across the MAJCOM, and conduct training