Volume 5, Issue 11

November 2022

MIC3 Compact Training in South Carolina

Earlier this month, South Carolina Commissioner Kim Priester and MIC3 Training and Operations Associate Lindsey Dablow briefed Dorchester School District Two personnel on the Compact.

The Commission offers free in-person and virtual Compact 101 training on request. To schedule a session, contact Lindsey Dablow at [email protected].

Monthly virtual Compact 101 webinars are also available - register for December's session here!

State Policies Impacting

LGBTQIA+ Students in 2022

An estimated 22.5% of high schoolers across the country self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, or other identity. In 2022, many states have enacted policies that impact the LGBTQIA+ student community.* As we recognize LGBT History Month, we see a number of policies that may have an effect on instruction, school conditions, athletic participation, and student health and wellbeing.

A few states enacted or are considering legislation regarding classroom instruction and curriculum. Alabama’s H.B. 322 prohibits individuals or groups in charge of instruction to students in kindergarten through fifth grade from providing instruction or engaging in classroom discussion on sexual orientation or gender identity in a manner that is not considered age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students according to state standards.

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Amended Rules Book Available Now

The new Compact Rules Book is available online at mic3.net. The latest version includes amendments adopted by the Commission at the 2022 Annual Business Meeting.

Download the latest version here!

Statutory Language External to the Compact

While the military compact is state law, it was not intended to address all the issues a transitioning family or student may encounter as they move.


The Department of Defense State Liaison Office (DSLO) annually determines key priorities and works closely with state legislatures to develop other statutes and laws that help our military. 


This report includes stand-alone statutory language, introduced separately outside of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (Compact) statute. 

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Military Teens & Mental Health: Here Are Resources That Can Help

While DOD Military Community and Family Policy experts acknowledge that challenges will always exist for military teens, there are programs and resources available to help them get through tough times.

The USDOD offers resources to help with:

  • Non-medical Counseling
  • Relocation-Related Help
  • Peer-to-Peer Connections
  • Learning to Adapt
  • Dealing with Deployment
  • Domestic Violence Concerns

Learn more about these resources here!


  • Compact 101 Training Wednesday, December 7, 3:00 PM ET - register here
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