The Sumner-Bonney Lake School District recognizes that the children of military families encounter unique educational and emotional challenges related to enrollment, course placement and graduation because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents.
To facilitate the placement, enrollment, graduation and provision of special services for students transferring into or out of the district because of their parents being on full-time active duty in the uniformed services of the United States, including members of the National Guard and Reserve on active duty orders, the district supports and will implement its responsibilities outlined in the Interstate Compact on Education Opportunity for Military Children as adopted by the state of Washington.
The compact seeks to make transition easier for children of military families so they are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children. Uniformed services includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, as well as the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and public health services.
- Sara O’Donnell, Executive Director of Student Services
- Brian Scheerer, Director of Safety & Security
Dixie Grunenfelder, Program Supervisor
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
- MIC3 Training Toolkit for Parents
- Military One Source
Military OneSource’s military-trained consultants are also available 24/7 to help with education consulting and special needs consulting questions.
- Successful School Transitions: Guide for Parents, School Officials, and Public Administrators
- School Quest
School Quest is designed for the military child who is moving to a new school district.
Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CMGA), is a program that allows eligible students in grades kindergarten through college to connect to a live tutor online at any time (24/7/361) for one‐to‐one help with homework, studying, test prep and more, at no cost.
- What is the Compact? Guide for Schools and Parents