Bill Keeps Florida in Multistate Program for Military Children


Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, filed a bill that would maintain Florida’s involvement in a multistate agreement that makes it easier for children of military personnel to change schools when their parents are deployed to new bases.

Senate Bill 138 keeps Florida in the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children that since 2008 addresses issues of eligibility, enrollment, placement and graduation.

“Florida will renew its commitment to assisting these families by ensuring that as they move, we limit the amount of ‘red-tape’ they will face when they settle in their new locations and enroll their students in schools,” Brandes stated in a release on Thursday.

Florida is one of 44 states in the programs. The District of Columbia also participates.

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