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Welcome, military families!

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.

For more information, please see our Policy 2100 and Procedure 2100P


District contacts:

State contact:

Military contacts:

  • Norma Melo, M.A.Ed., Director of Youth Education Support Services
    Child Youth and School Services, Joint Base Lewis McChord
  • Jason Gooding, M.A.Ed., School Liaison Officer
    Naval Station Everett

Resources for Families

MIlitary Impact Compact logo
Photo of military base Joint Base Lewis McChord
Army ground vehicle
US Army JROTC logo
JROTC Air Force logo