School District Of Westfield
Bylaws & Policies


Children of an active duty member of the United States armed services shall be entitled to all of the rights and protections afforded under the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (Compact).

The intent of this policy is to minimize the potential challenges to educational success for children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents by:

 A.facilitating the timely enrollment and placement of children of military families in educational and other school programs and activities;

 B.facilitating the on-time graduation of children of military families; and

 C.providing for the uniform collection and sharing of information between and among schools and military families.

A student whose parent or legal guardian is an active duty member of the uniformed services and has been called to duty for, is on leave from, or returned from deployment to a combat zone or combat support posting, shall be granted additional excused absences at the discretion of the District Administrator to visit with his/her parent or legal guardian relative to such leave or deployment of the parent or guardian. The additional excused absences granted by the District Administrator, to visit with a parent who has returned from deployment, is only required, if the return was within the past thirty (30) days

The District Administrator shall maintain guidelines for implementation of this policy which are consistent with the Compact and State law.

The guidelines shall apply to children of military families within the state as well as between member states.

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
2009 Wisconsin Act 329

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