Support for Military Families

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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 Board of Education July 2020

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

Resources for Military Families

Arkansas Department of Education

Military One Source

Little Rock Air Force Base


Military Child Education Coalition

U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity

National Military Family Association

Military Kids Connect

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)






Titan Pilot Mentoring 2019

Fact Sheet On The Military Child


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