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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: December 27, 2022 11:55 AM
From: Senator Tracy Pennycuick
To: All Senate members
Subject: Providing Children of National Guard/Reserve Members the Same Benefits Under the Military Interstate Children’s Compact
 
In the near future, I will be reintroducing legislation to afford children of National Guard and Reserve members the same rights exclusively provided to those of active-duty military families under the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Act.

Military families face frequent reassignments, posing educational challenges for children transitioning between schools in different states. The Military Interstate Children’s Compact (“Compact”), which Pennsylvania joined in 2012, assists transferring students by facilitating enrollment, attendance requirements, timely graduation, and other academic issues.

Children of National Guard and Reserve members are burdened with similar challenges, especially when their families are required to move because of service requirements. It is for these reasons I believe they ought to receive the necessary benefits afforded by the Compact for children of active-duty personnel.

I appreciate your consideration and urge you to join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Szuchyt from my office at 215-541-2388 or mszuchyt@pasen.gov.
 



Introduced as SB209