School Liaison Officer (SLO)

What is a School Liaison Officer?

The School Liaison Officer works in conjunction with the Child and Youth Program and the local school community to address educational issues involving military children.  Through partnering with the local and military community, the School Liaison Officer uses a variety of resources to provide assistance with issues concerning student transition.  The School Liaison Officer acts as a communication link between the installation and the surrounding schools.  Your Installation School Liaison Officer is available to represent you at any level if you need assistance.

School Liaison Officer — Responsibilities

School Liaison Officers (SLO) are the Navy's subject matter experts for K-12 Education issues. SLO's work to connect commanders, educators, and parents. There are seven core components of this program:

1. School Transition Support (PCS Cycle) - To help ease the transfer of military children from school system to school system.

2. Deployment Support (20%) - Prepare students, parents, schools and Navy leaders to respond to PCS and deployment issues impacting school-age children.

3. Special Education System Navigation - Provide useful and accurate info by building and updating the network of school contacts and military resources.

4. Communications (20%) - Inform and advise commanders and parents on student education issues.

5. Partnerships In Education (PIE) - Work with installation and community partners to expand services to children/youth and help them succeed in school and community life.

6. Home School Support - Provide information and offer services that support the needs of homeschoolers (e.g., Technology Labs, Youth Homework Centers, Fine Arts, Physical Education).

7. Post-Secondary Preparation - Assist in preparing youth for the transition from high school to work/college.

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Links

Connecting with Our Schools
     - CYP Registration
     - Bahrain School
     - School Registration
     - Free & Reduced Lunch Applications 

Other Education Resources
     - Student 2 Student
     - Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)
     - Military K-12
     - Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) 
     - 4-H
     - Military Installations
     - Military One Source
     - Navy MWR
     - DODEA Schools

Home School
     - Home School
     - Home School Central
     - School Quest
     - Home Schooling Legal Defense Association 

Post-Secondary Preparations
     - 
E-Knowledge
     - Military Scholar
     - Student Aid 

NSE Support
      - Non-DoD Schools Program (NDSP)

Special Education System Navigation
     - Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)