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Military Family Support Page


Military Family Childcare Relief

Military families that rely on childcare to go to work, work from home, or
work on your education can now apply for childcare fee reimbursement of up
to $1,500 to help cover costs.  Fee reimbursements can be used to help pay
the cost of before or after school care, daycare, private sitters, and more.
The first round of applications for reimbursements will be accepted starting
September 28 through October 12.

Eligible families are those:
* On active duty, activated reserves, or National Guard on active Title
10 or Title 32 orders for six months or longer
* In pay grades E1 – E6
* With children ages 13 and under
* With a spouse who is employed (minimum 15 hours per week) or currently
pursuing a degree (minimum 6 credit hours) or professional pursuit
(licensure or certification – minimum 15 hours per week)
* Priority will be given to families with a deployed or extended TTDY
service member TDY service member, dual military families, and/or single
service members.

Activities and Resources For Family Resilience

Begun in response to the stay-at-home order initiated in March,
this compilation of resources will be published bi-weekly to support
youth and families for the duration of this pandemic.
Find Out More Here

Purple Star Town Halls

These nation-wide virtual gatherings are free for school administrators, educators,
military families, community leaders, and nonprofits to learn how to locally
support Military P-20 Students (…and their parents, and lives of education)!
Find Out More Here

Additional Links:

Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission – Ohio is one of 50 states involved in the Interstate Compact for Educational Opportunities for Military Children, which is working to ensure that military children are properly enrolled in schools, have eligibility for school activities and have assistance in meeting graduation requirements. Learn about the compact on this website. For for additional information, contact ODE staff members Pete Lupiba, the council’s state commissioner, at Pete.Lupiba@education.ohio.gov | Working with Ohio’s Military Kids: what educators need to know
Veterans Executive Order Report – A comprehensive look at what state departments, boards, commissions and our institutions of higher education can do to support Ohio’s veterans and service members, and to make our state an ideal home for veterans seeking to launch their civilian careers.
House Bill 488 – Revised Code to require state institutions of higher education to award credit for military training, to increase penalties for certain theft, deception, and identity fraud offenses when the victim is an active duty service member, to allow for a civil action for victims of identity fraud, to make other changes regarding state support and benefits for veterans and their spouses, and to clarify membership in the State Teachers Retirement System.
Health Care Licensing for Military Members and Spouses – If you or your spouse is a current or retired member of the armed forces of the United States, or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio national guard, the following information is provided to help you in obtaining licensure or certification by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
Ohio National Guard’s Family Readiness Program – This program provides information and tools for Ohio families, including educational resources, youth camps and recreational opportunities.
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) – The Military Child Education Coalition’s work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation and transition. | Voice for the Military Child: a newsletter for friends of the MCEC
Ohio Inter-service Family Assistance Coalition (ISFAC) – The ISFAC serves as a statewide “safety net” in support of Ohio military families. The ISFAC connects military families with national, state, regional and community resources as well as volunteer support services.
Army OneSource – Army OneSource, Army Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services works with parents, students and schools to mitigate the challenges resulting from children switching school systems because of family relocation or deployment of a parent.
Touching Base – Touching Base is a quarterly U.S. Department of Education newsletter for the military community.

Activities and Resources For Family Resilience

Activities and Resources For Family Resilience (June Edition)

Veterans Day Recognition Assembly