Office of Work-Life Programs -
School Liaison Program
Who is Eligible for this Program?
The School Liaison Program (SLP) is available to the
following members of the Coast Guard:
- Active Duty, Select Reservists, and their family members
- Civil Service employees
- Exchange System and MWR employees
Purpose of Program
The purpose of the School Liaison Program is to provide
education support information, referral, and guidance to maximize the
opportunity for academic success of military associated children. It
also assists parents with locating points of contact in the schools,
make referrals as appropriate and maintain resource materials.
Discussions on school-related matters are confidential.
Services and Resources Available
DoD School Liaison Officers (SLO) – DoD SLOs
work in partnership with local schools, advise DoD and Coast
Guard Service members of school-aged children on educational
issues and needs, and assist in solving education-related
State Department of Education - Contact the
department of education in your state, or the adult
education, arts, child care, higher education, humanities,
libraries, PTA, special education, tech-prep, vocational
rehabilitation, vocational-technical, or other education
office in your state.
Work-Life Brochure – This brochure
provides additional resources on school-related issues and
The following references provide details for the DoD Education Activity (DoDEA)
program and schooling for minor dependents:
Related Web Sites
DISCLAIMER: Links to non-federal entities are
provided as an administrative convenience. The Coast Guard cannot and does
not endorse any of the linked non-federal entities, their products, or their
- Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
- Includes both
overseas and domestic schools located on military bases. Parents can
find school information and locations as well as regulations governing
Great Schools - This website allows you to view parent
reviews as well as school ratings based on test scores.
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) - MCEC
ensures inclusive, quality educational experiences for all
military-connected children affected by mobility, family separation,
and transition. They provide responsive and relevant support
systems, resources, and products.
Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3) -
Military families move between postings on a regular basis, and
while reassignments can often be a boon for career personnel, they
can be difficult for the children of military families. The Compact
seeks to make transition easier for the children of military
Point of Contact
Please contact the Family Resource Specialist (FRS) or Child
Development Services Specialist (CDSS) on your
Regional Work-Life Staff
at 1-800-872-4957. If additional assistance is needed, please
contact the Headquarters Family Support Services Specialist, Ms.
Mitchia (Shay) D. Tull-Cook at