Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission North Carolina is a proud member of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. North Carolina is committed to the education of the children of our military service members while their home is in our state. The North Carolina State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (state council) was formed to support easing transitions for children of military families as they move between states due to their sponsor’s military service. Frequent moves and deployments are hallmarks of the last decade and more of service in our nation’s military. North Carolina was the 11th state signatory of the Interstate Compact as it entered into the compact on August 7, 2008. North Carolina State Council According to §115C-407.5 Article VIII of North Carolina Statute, the state council is composed of a compact commissioner appointed by the governor, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, a superintendent of a school district with a high concentration of military-connected children, a representative from a military installation, a representative from the House of Representatives, a representative from the Senate. Additionally, a military family education liaison as well as other members may be added to the council with the approval of the council. Council Members Mrs. Catherine Truitt, Superintendent of Public Instruction – Angie Mullennix (Superintendent’s Designee) Mr. Nickolas Sojka, Commissioner (Executive Branch Appointment) Mr. Donnie Loftis, Chairman (Senate Appointment) Rep. John Szoka (House of Representatives Appointment) Dr. Meghan Doyle, Superintendent, Craven County Schools Mrs. Jamie Livengood, Military Liaison Counselor- Wayne County Schools Other Organizations that typically attend and support the state council are: Mrs. Shevelle Godwin & Mrs. Iris Pierce, Fort Bragg School Liaison Office Mrs. Julie Fulton & Mrs. Donna Grady, Camp Lejeune School Liaison Office Mrs. Leafa Palmer, MCAS Cherry Point, School Liaison Office Mr. Joseph Peek, Cumberland County Schools, Military Family & Youth Liaison Mrs. Brittany Norman, Onslow County Schools, Military Liaison Counselor Mrs. Valarie Nasser, Craven County Schools, Military Liaison Counselor Mrs. Rollie Sampson, Moore County Schools, Military Liaison Counselor Mrs. Alice Dean, NCNG Child Programs Mrs. Kelly Jackson, DMVA Family Coordinator Mr. Douglas Taggart, Coordinating Support, NC Troops to Teachers / DPI Military Liaison 2020 State Council Meeting PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the NC State Council – Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 143 – 318.12 (b) (2) and S.L. 2020-3, shall hold a special meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. The meeting shall be conducted virtually and may be accessed as follows: http://ncttt.webex.com/ncttt/j.php?MTID=mf742ef9e64229687f923dfe997bad820 Meeting number: 160 080 7883 Password: MYs2Up82jgz The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the following items, taking such action as may be necessary, and considering such other matters as may properly come before the Council: Potential impact of the pending changes to the Social Studies Standards and Graduation Requirements. Clarity needed on the appeals process for families experiencing compact issues Remote Enrollment - NC Statutes (G.S. 115C-366(a9)) does not appear to apply to retiring members of the military. Air Force rankings report. Purple Star Award Program update. Remote Attendance Guidance and Options. The public is invited to attend virtually as described above. Council Meetings Meetings are held at different locations depending on availability. Typically, at NC Rural Center or at Department of Public Instruction. For members of the public interested in attending: Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to determine next meeting date and location.