Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1678 -- Interstate Compact Educational Opportunity for
Military Children

Sponsor:  Day

This bill authorizes Missouri to enter into the Interstate
Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children and
establishes the Interstate Commission on Educational Opportunity
for Military Children.  The compact becomes effective upon its
adoption by 10 states.  Military children include the
kindergarten through twelfth-grade children of active duty
members of the armed services including the National Guard and
the reserve, as well as the children of members who die while on
active duty, retire, or are medically discharged, for a period of
one year afterward.  The compact covers issues including
facilitation of enrollment, both in classes and extracurricular
activities; placement; graduation; and information-sharing.  The
commission is made up of one voting member from each
participating state.  The duties of the commission include
dispute resolution between member states, enforcing the rules of
the commission, and providing training and other administrative
functions.  The bill contains provisions for the formation of the
commission's executive committee and other aspects such as its
budget, liability, and legal status.

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