BOSSIER SCHOOLS AND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PARTNER WITH MILITARY CHILD EDUCATION COALITION
Barksdale Air Force Base plays a special role in our school family and community. We trust the men and women stationed there to protect our freedoms and they trust us to educate and support their school-age children's needs.
Now, Bossier Schools and the Bossier Chamber of Commerce are working together with the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) to better meet the needs often unique to military families -- from relocation and parental deployment to trauma and the loss of life.
Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce's sponsorship, the Bossier School Board has become a member of MCEC and will be provided with a Military Student Transition Consultant at no cost to the school system. The MCEC is the nation's only non-profit organization that serves around the world as an advocate for military children.
The Military Student Transition Consultant, who is a member of MCEC, will work with military families, students, counselors and school registrars in dealing with a multitude of issues surrounding transfer of credits, various state-to-state testing requirements, differing graduation requirements, scheduling configurations and other changes they may encounter.
Bossier will be the first Air Force community utilizing the program. The new position will be open to the public and the MCEC hopes to hire that individual over the summer. To learn more about MCEC, visit www.militarychild.org.