Council Meetings: Wisconsin Interstate Compact on the Educational Opportunities for Military Children
The purpose of these meetings is to update the State Superintendent on the council’s work and to discuss and coordinate next steps in advocating for students that come from military families. In addition, the council discusses questions from membership.
|August 20th, 2021 Council Meeting||Meeting Agenda/Minutes|
|March 3rd, 2022 Council Meeting||Meeting Agenda/Minutes|
April - Month of the Military Child
During April, we celebrate Month of the Military Child. It is recognized and celebrated to honor the challenges, contributions, and sacrifices of our military children and their families. Caspar Weinberger, former Defense Secretary, established this commemoration in 1986. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction recognizes and celebrates our military children and families. State Superintendent, Jill Underly, has proclaimed April as Month of the Military Child, see the 2022 Military Child Month Proclamation. In 2009, the Wisconsin legislature enacted the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children into law in order to remove barriers to educational success for our military children.
To learn more about and celebrate Month of the Military Child:
November - Military Family Appreciation Month
November is Military Family Appreciation Month, established in 1993 by the Armed Services YMCA and recognized every year since by the U.S. Government. Military families are honored for their sacrifices and contributions in support of our nation’s service members, the military, and the nation. Resources for supporting, recognizing, and celebrating our nation’s military families: