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State Council on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Nebraska became part of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children July 1, 2012 through legislation that was enacted in 2011 (Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-2201 through 2206). The Compact provides for the uniform treatment of military children transferring between school districts and states. The purpose of this Compact is to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents. The Compact also established the State Council on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, which meets annually. The State Council advises the Department with regard to the State’s participation in and compliance with the Compact.

In 2011, Dr. Scott Swisher, Deputy Commissioner, Nebraska Department of Education, was appointed as the State Commissioner for the Interstate Commission on the Educational Opportunity for Military Children.

National Link for the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3)

STATE COUNCIL ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN

Members – September 2017

(Neb. Rev. Stat. 79-2204(1))

Member

Term

Contact Information

Commissioner of Education
Dr. Matthew L. Blomstedt

N/A

matt.blomstedt@nebraska.gov
402-471-5020
Nebraska Department of Education
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
Compact Commissioner
Dr. Brian Halstead,
Deputy Commissioner of Education

N/A

brian.halstead@nebraska.gov
402-471-0732
Nebraska Department of Education
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE  68509-4987
Chairperson of the Education Committee of the Legislature (non-voting)
Senator Mike Groene

N/A

mgroene@leg.ne.gov
402-471-2729 (Capitol)
State Capitol
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln , NE  68509
School District Representative
Dr. Jeff Rippe, Superintendent of
Bellevue Public Schools
8/5/2016 to 8/5/2019jeff.rippe@bpsne.net
402-293-4000
Bellevue Public Schools
1600 Hwy 370
Bellevue , NE  68005-3591

Military Representative
Offut Air Force Base 55th Wing Support Group Commander —
Col. Dave Norton

8/4/2017 to 8/4/2020john.norton.1@us.af.mil
OR
55MSG.Channel@us.af.mil
Offutt Air Force Base  NE
Military Family Education Liaison
Sara Hulac,
Legal Counsel II
Nebraska Department of Education

N/A

sara.hulac@nebraska.gov
402-471-0310
Nebraska Department of Education
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987

Agenda / Minutes

Agenda / Minutes – DRAFT – September 15, 2015

Agenda / Minutes – September 22, 2014

Agenda / Minutes – September 26, 2013

Agenda / Minutes – September 28, 2012