Compact to help military families Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 December 2017
Waynesville R-VI School District

Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent for the Waynesville R-VI School District, launched the inaugural meeting of the Missouri Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Nov. 29, in Jefferson City.

“Our goal is to ease the educational challenges that children of military families encounter as they move from state to state,” said Henry, who serves as the State Compact commissioner. “Missouri wants to be the leader in best practices for military families and to ease transitions for Soldiers stationed in Missouri.”

Kathy Aydt, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood deputy commander, also serves with Henry along with other statewide leaders.

“When we identify shared problems that military families face, together we can solve them and make Missouri an even better place for all families,” Henry said. “I have found that what is good for military families is also good for our local families; everyone benefits from our efforts.”