Kate Wren Gavlak, California, Chair (chosen in Nov., 1-year term), 2016

Brig. General Stephen R. Hogan, Executive Director

P. O. Box 11910
2760 Research Park Drive, Lexington, KY 40578 - 1910
(859) 244-8000; fax: (859) 244-8001

In 2009, Maryland enacted the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (Chapters 501 & 502, Acts of 2009). The Compact was activated in July 2008 when it was ratified by the tenth state. As of May 2012, the Compact has been ratified by 46 states, and the District of Columbia.

The Compact addresses transitional issues faced by the children of active-duty military personnel as they transfer from one school system to the next. The Compact provides for an Interstate Commission to draft and enforce rules and provide general oversight. Each member state is represented on the Interstate Commission and must create its own State Council.

[photo, State Department of Education, 200 Baltimore St., Baltimore, Maryland] MARYLAND STATE COUNCIL ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN
Mary L. Gable, Chair (chosen by Council)

Appointed by Governor to 2-year terms: Sarah E. Bonise; Col. Charles David Zimmerman. Terms expire 2012.

Theresa R. Alban, Ph.D.; Reginald Perry; Flavia R. Bateau Walton, Ph.D. Terms expire 2016.

Appointed by Senate President: John C. Astle

Appointed by House Speaker: Anne R. Kaiser

Ex officio: Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D., State Superintendent of Schools; Mary L. Gable, Compact Commissioner; G. Michael Linkins, Military Family Education Liaison.

200 Baltimore St., Baltimore, Maryland, July 2003. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

Staff: G. Michael Linkins

c/o Division of Student, Family & School Support, State Dept. of Education
Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building, 200 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-0769

Plan & recommendations to Governor due Jan. 12, 2011.

Biannual Plan updates to Governor.

Effective July 2009, Maryland joined the Interstate Commission on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (Chapter 502, Acts of 2009). To coordinate statewide participation and compliance with Commission activities, Maryland created a State Council in April 2010 (Executive Order 01.01.2010.09).

The Maryland State Council on Educational Opportunity for Military Children develops and updates a plan and recommendations that address issues confronting children of military families as they move from school to school. Such issues concern the transfer of records; sequence of courses; graduation requirements; extracurricular activities; starting age for kindergarten and first grade; immunization requirements; and power of custodial parents when parents are deployed.

Those members appointed by the Governor and three members who serve ex officio constitute the Council.

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