Military Family Resources

Note to Schools:
Effective September 2017, if official education records cannot be released to the parents for purposes of transferring to another school, the custodian of the records in the sending state shall prepare and furnish to the parent a set of unofficial records. Upon receipt of the unofficial records by the school in the receiving state, the student must be enrolled and placement decisions must be made in accordance with the information on unofficial records and then later validated.  It also requires that states that enter into the interstate compact, including NYS, give families 30 days from the date of enrollment to obtain any immunizations required by the receiving state. To view the NYSED Memo click here.

A Military Family’s Guide to School Transitions
Compiled by military spouses with decades of experience, can help to mitigate concerns by helping children transition effectively to a new school. 

Military OneSource
Provides resources to assist with the unique challenges of military life including Child and Domestic Abuse, Children, Youth & Teens, Crisis and Prevention, K-12, and College Education. 

Parenting for Families
includes resources for working with schools and teachers during deployment and beyond.  

Military Kids Connect Educator Site
Provides lesson plans, resources on helping students thrive in the classroom and overview of military culture. 

New York National Guard and Youth Program (NYNGCYP)
Provides military families with opportunities for networking and skill development as well as social, emotional and academic support to military children and youth. Resources for schools include Quick Tips Educator Toolkit for Military Children, School Nurse Toolkit, Talking with Children About Violence and War and Working With Military Children.  

NYSDOH Office of Mental Health
Information for Military Personnel and Their FamiliesProvides multiple resources including brochures, toolkits, and items that address issues involving military personnel and veterans such as depression, bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder and Home Again Veterans and Families Initiative which trains community service providers who work directly with veterans. Resources related to schools is found under the family section. 

Page Updated 12/23/21