- The School Liaison Officer’s primary function is to serve as a conduit between parents, educators and the command so that military-connected children experience a seamless transition during the transfer between schools. Most military children move up to nine times in their PreK-12th grade years and consistency and retention of educational goals is a major focus for families when planning to PCS. The School Liaison Officer (SLO) can offer information on area schools and help facilitate communication between the military family on matters relating to regional public and private schools as well as home school and alternative modes of education.
- The Naval Station Great Lakes SLO’s office assists Crane families with educational issues grades PreK-12. Visit the SLO webpage for a wealth of resources including core services SLOs provide, federal education information, scholarship opportunities, checklists for moves, tips on transitioning your child to a new school, and more.
- You can also call the School Liason Officer at (847)688-5700 or (847)489-4231.
o Children With Special Needs
Your child should be enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) if he or she has special needs. This is a mandatory program for any family member who has special medical, educational, developmental, and/or emotional need or concern. The number for EFMP Navy Headquarters is (866) 827-5672.
o State of Indiana Resources
Visit the Indiana Department of Education website for access to a wide variety of information, including the Common Core State Standards, Accountability Reports Cards, State- and district-level data from the Indiana State Testing for Educational Progress(ISTEP), Indiana Parent Network and more.
The goal of the Interstate Compact for Military Children is to employ a comprehensive approach that provides a consistent policy for issues affecting transitioning military students in every state that chooses to join. The compact addresses key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation.
Children of active duty members of the uniformed services, National Guard and Reserve on active duty orders, and members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired for one year are eligible for assistance under the compact. Click here for contact information on Indiana’s committee.
Local School Districts:
- Loogootee Community Schools: http://www.loogootee.k12.in.us/, 812-295-2595
- Barr-Reeve Community Schools: http://www.barr.k12.in.us/, 812-486-3220
- North Daviess Community Schools: http://www.ndaviess.k12.in.us/ , 812-636-8000
- Bloomfield Community Schools: http://www.egreene.k12.in.us/, 812-825-5722