As a signatory to the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission
, a national initiative aimed at easing transitions for our military families, Illinois agreed to create a body to review issues pertaining to military families' experience with education in our state. Established by Public Act 96-0953
in 2010, the IL Educational Opportunities for Military Children Council (IEOMCC) is charged with addressing the challenges facing students of military families as the navigate the educational system.
In accordance with the authorizing legislative language, this group will operate under the oversight of the P-20 Council. The P-20 Council will assist with the coordination of state agencies, local government, and military installations in an effort to best meet the needs of those who serve our country.
On June 30, 2014, as part of Governor Quinn's longstanding commitment to supporting our service members and their loved ones, he signed HB3939 (Jackson) into law establishing PA98-0673. This legislation amends Illinois' original military compact language to codify key changes to ensure that the transition into Illinois schools is as smooth as possible for military families. Updates include removing the sunset date on Illinois' participation in the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3), strengthening provisions to provide for a seamless transition and continuity of services, and ensuring that districts serving the largest percentage of military connected children have a voice on the Council. An updated FAQs and Tool Kit are coming soon.
Questions regarding the Compact, Council, or related issues can be directed to: Commissioner Riegler at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amber Kirchhoff at email@example.com