Wright-Patterson AFB, OH – Ohio’s Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commissioner determined that military-connected students would benefit from additional support services. He established the country’s first Purple Star School Program in 2017 to recognize military-friendly schools. The program has since spread across the country.
NAS Fallon, NV – Churchill County School District leveraged Military Student Identifier data to secure a state grant that provided laptops to 5-8th grade students.
Maxwell AFB, AL – The Commander, Air University chartered the installation-wide Public K-12 Education Working Group to identify, recommend, and implement ways to improve public school options for military-connected children.
MacDill AFB, FL – Established the MacDill Council for Education Excellence in 2014 with participation of the Hillsborough County School District, parents, and community members. The group meets quarterly to foster dialog and resolve concerns at the lowest possible level.
FT Sill, OK – Installation leaders coordinated 500 hours a month of volunteer activities in the Lawton Public School District, contributing to expanded STEM offerings, increased test scores, and higher Advanced Placement course pass rates.
Maxwell AFB, AL – The Public K-12 Education Working Group drafted a comprehensive Local Schools Plan in 2020 to build on initial efforts to expand access to quality public educational options.
MacDill AFB, FL – The MacDill Council for Education Excellence published an Education Strategy identifying shared priorities and fostering a collaborative relationship between the installation and Hillsborough County School District.
Maxwell AFB, AL – Local Boards of Education authorized flexible/out-of-district enrollment policies that permit military-connected students to attend some of their higher performing schools on a space-available basis.19
FT Rucker, AL – Worked with the state’s High School Athletic Association to establish an overlapping school zone so students living on base would retain immediate eligibility to play varsity sports.
Keesler AFB, MS – Worked with elected officials in 2013 to grant on-base residents flexible enrollment, which permits their children to attend any school within 30-miles of the installation.