The Department of the Air Force School Liaisons (SLs) are the central point of contact for commanders, military families, and school districts in all Kindergarten through 12th grade school matters. Speaking the dual language of military to educators and education to the military; they are considered the K-12 education office in the local community and state. They advocate for military-connected students at the local, state, and national level. Differences in local demographics, installation mission, community characteristics, and education policy significantly impact students and families as they move, SLs can help smooth transitions between schools.
SLs serve DoD Total Force members, DoD civilians, retirees, Guard/Reserve, and eligible family members to include NOAA, USPHS, foreign national employees and contractors assigned. Services of the SL office include: local school navigation, scholarship and grant resources, community and education partnerships, deployment support, transition support, college/career/military readiness, professional development, homeschool support, and parent workshops.
If you are new to the Minot area or soon to PCS and need support with your child’s education contact the MAFB-SL, Joy-Nicole Smith, at 701-723-1447 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on the DAF Child & Youth Education Services- School Liaison Program visit https://www.dafchildandyouth.com/school-liaison-program