The Navy is offering a new service to assist families and student(s) within school districts. Leading this effort on behalf of the Navy are School Liaison Officers. The School Liaison Officer is the primary point of contact between the military installation, the local school administration and staff, parents, and the community at large, in matters pertaining to student education. The School Liaison Officer specializes in serving military families and offers a wide spectrum of services that focus on quality learning experiences for military impacted students. The following are the core functions of the School Liaison Officer:
School Transition Services (PCS Cycle): School Liaison Officers support families with inbound/outbound school transfers by connecting families to informational resources regarding local schools, special education processes, and graduation requirements.
Deployment Support: School Liaison Officers connect educators with the Navy deployment support system to inform them about the cycles of deployment and the tools available to assist educators in working with Navy children.
Command, School, Community Communications: School Liaison Officers serve as subject-matter experts for installation commanders on K-12 issues, helping to connect command, school and community resources.
Home School Linkage and Support: School Liaison Officers assist Navy families by gathering and sharing information on home schooling issues, policies and legislation from local school districts.
Post-Secondary Preparations: School Liaison Officers help prepare and provide graduating military students with access to post-secondary information and opportunities.
Partnerships in Education (PIE): School Liaison Officers help connect installation and community members who have a vested interest in the success of all youth.
Your SLO, Jason Gooding, a former high school counselor will serve our military community well and looks forward to working with you during the 2009-2010 school year!
Jason A. Gooding, M.A.Ed
School Liaison Officer
Naval Station Everett
13912 45th Ave NE, Suite 111
Marysville, WA 98271