Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (Military Compact) exists to strengthen transitions and close educational gaps as military families and their children move to a new school district in another state. Texas has been a member of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) since 2009.  As of 2014, all 50 states, including the District of Columbia, have joined the Military Compact. 

The Military Compact applies to Active-Duty Service Members, National Guard, Reserve, Veterans medically discharged or retired for one year, and members who die on active duty. 

The Military Compact is focused on the following key topics:

  • Educational records and enrollment
  • Course and program placement and attendance
  • Eligibility (student enrollment and extracurricular participation)
  • Graduation

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (PDF, 134KB)
Texas state law on the Interstate Compact for Educational Opportunity for Military Children (
Texas Education Code, Chapter 162)  has been in place since 2009.

Ask for Help  (outside source)

A graphic flowchart for parents and educators on asking for help from the MIC3 National Office. 

Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission Parent Guide (outside source)

Military Child Education Coalition- MIC3 Know Your Military Child’s Rights Webinar  (outside source)

For questions related to the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, please contact:

Shelly Ramos
Senior Director, Curriculum Standards and Student Support 
Texas MIC3 Commissioner Designee 
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701 
shelly.ramos@tea.texas.gov 
(512) 463-9581

or

Abby Rodriguez, M.A. 
State Coordinator, Military-Connected Students 
Department of Highly Mobile and At-Risk Students 
Texas Education Agency  
1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701 
abby.rodriguez@tea.texas.gov 
(512) 463-9502