Issue: 2                                                        March 2017
In April, the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) – along with many other organizations, non-profits, and public entities – will celebrate the important role of military children while their service member parents are serving the nation.  Join us by wearing purple on Tuesday, April 25th as our official “Purple Up! For Military Kids” day.

Please welcome COL(R) Chris Cmiel as the new West Virginia Commissioner.  Officially appointed on February 20th 2017, he previously served as the Commissioner Designee from 2014 prior to this appointment. 

                          CASE HIGHLIGHT

A transferring junior was on track to join the National Honor Society (NHS) at the sending school, however his family moved over the summer, and he transferred to a new state and school district. NHS eligibility requirements state that a student must attend the school for a complete semester before being eligible to be inducted into the program. The receiving school inquired with the MIC3 national office if they could retroactively induct the student this semester instead of waiting a semester for the student to gain eligibility.  

In researching the NHS Handbook, we found that a school may have the opportunity to waive the semester requirement for military students. Under ARTICLE XVII Amendments, Article IX, Section 1:

Some candidates may be ineligible for induction because of the semester ruling. Many students, including students of military parents, are required to move with parents or guardians who have transferred in their work. The present school principal should seek a recommendation from the previous school principal or chapter adviser pursuant to the candidate’s selection. On the basis of the recommendation from the previous school, the Faculty Council may waive the semester regulation.


In this issue we hear from 
Kathy Facon as she enters "The Spotlight!"

"The knowledge of the Compact has increased throughout DoDEA from all stakeholders because of the great marketing of the Compact and the successful transitions because of Compact provisions"

Kathy Facon, Chief, Educational Partnership and Resources
Ex-Officio Department of Defense Representative
Our congratulations go out to Kate Wren Gavlak, California Commissioner and MIC3 past Chairman, on her recent appointment to the Council of State Governments (CSG) Executive Committee and Leadership Council. The council oversees the business affairs, policy and program development of CSG. This is the main decision-making body to which all other CSG committees report. 

This is the second time a member of MIC3 has been appointed to this body, our first appointee was Hawaii Commissioner BG (Ret) Kathleen F. Berg HIANG.  
"Purple Up" with the MIC3 on Tuesday April 25th. Help publicize this event and send us your events, photographs or articles.  Highlight your State and what you do!
Downloadable guides and brochures are available online and for your meetings and events.  Email to place your order today!                                               

Local Education Agency (LEA) administrative officials shall waive specific courses required for graduation if similar course work has been satisfactorily completed in another LEA or shall provide reasonable justification for denial.  Should a waiver not be granted to a student who would qualify to graduate from the sending school, the LEA shall provide an alternative means of acquiring required coursework so that graduation ay occur on time.  If the receiving LEA requires a graduation project, volunteer community service hours, or other state or LEA specific requirements, the receiving LEA may waive those requirements.

2017 Executive Committee Meeting
March 14-16, 2017 | Lexington, KY 

2017 Annual Business Meeting - Providence, RI
October 24-27, 2017 | Providence, RI  

Month of the Military Child
April 2017 | Nationwide