• Jacksonville North Pulaski School Board

    Education Resolution of Support for Military Children and Families

    WHEREAS, more than 9,000 Arkansans exhibit profound courage and selflessness by
    serving in the armed forces; and

    WHEREAS, more than 3,500 military children attend public school in the State of
    Arkansas; and

    WHEREAS, military families live and work in the Jacksonville North Pulaski School
    District area; and

    WHEREAS, military children attend school in the Jacksonville North Pulaski School
    District area; and

    WHEREAS, military children face unique challenges related to military transitions and parental
    deployment; and

    WHEREAS, military children and their families serve as an essential source of support and
    encouragement for armed service members; and

    WHEREAS, military children should be acknowledged for the sacrifices they make and celebrated for
    the courage they display as the children of our nation’s armed service members; and

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District
    School Board of Education recognizes and salutes military children and expresses its
    support for military children and families.

    Adopted by the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District Board of Education July 2018

    District Military Liaison:  Amy Arnone - 501.241.2080  -  aarnone@jnpsd.org

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  • Fact Sheet On The Military Child

     

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    Did you know that:

    • Approximately two million military children have experienced parental deployment since 2001.
    • There are currently 1.2 million military children of active duty members worldwide.
    • Nearly 80 percent of military children attend public schools throughout the United States.
    • The average military family moves three times more often than their civilian counterpart.
    • The repeated and extended separations and increased hazards of deployment compound stressors in military children's lives.
    • One-third of school-age military children show psycho-social behaviors such as being anxious, worrying often, crying more frequently.
    • The U.S. military consists of approximately 1.4 million active duty service members and 810,000 National Guard and Selected Reserve. Active duty military families live on or near military installations worldwide. National Guard and Reserve families might never live near a military installation, and look within their community for educational services, friendship, and support.
    • A positive school environment, built upon caring relationships among all participants—students, teachers, staff, administrators, parents, and community members—has been shown to impact not only academic performance but also positively influence emotions and behaviors of students.
    • Supporting the military child takes a school-wide effort, and professional development opportunities to inform school staff of the academic and social-emotional challenges military children face

    Source:  http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=8998