Oregon to join pact to help military children

Oregon to join pact to help military children

Oregon to join pact to help military children

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 9:34 AM

SALEM -- Children in military families that move every few years face challenges with things such as school enrollment, class placement and even on-time graduation.

But a new measure awaiting Gov. John Kitzhaber's signature to become law would ease those difficulties.

Earlier this month, lawmakers passed a bill to join an interstate compact and adopt certain uniform rules in common with 46 other states related to enrollment, placement, extracurricular eligibility and graduation for military children, including children of Oregon National Guard members who are on active-duty orders.

The measure is designed to ensure military kids face minimal disruption when they change schools because of their parent's relocation or deployment.

Only New York, New Hampshire and Minnesota have yet to adopt similar legislation, though all are currently considering the issue.

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