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Welcome to the DISD Military Families Support page.

DISD is committed to providing a welcoming environment for our children of military families.

The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children entitles children of military families to flexibility regarding certain district and state requirements, including:

  • Immunization requirements
  • Grade level, course, or educational program placement;
  • Eligibility requirements for participation in extracurricular activities
  • Enrollment in the Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN); and
  • Graduation requirements

 

The district will excuse absences related to a student visiting a parent, including a stepparent or legal guardian, who is:

  • Called to active duty,
  • On leave, or
  • Returning from a deployment of at least four months.

 

The district will permit no more than five excused absences per year for this purpose. For the absence to be excused, the absence must occur no earlier than the 60th day before deployment or no later than the 30th day after the parent’s return from deployment.

Please click HERE to access the TEA Military Family Resources page.

For additional assistance, please contact: Robert Cobb | 281-229-6100


 

From the U.S. Department of Education:

"Virtually all school districts educate a child whose parent or guardian is serving in our Armed Forces, whether stationed here or abroad and whether on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserves. Of the more than 1.2 million school-aged children of service men and women, more than 80 percent attend public schools... We want all military-connected school children to have an equal and fair opportunity for academic success. This requires that those individuals who make up our nation's educational system—our teachers, principals, school nurses, coaches, and counselors—understand the unique situations the children of our service members experience."

The mission of the Dickinson Independent School District is to ensure that all students have safe and successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives. 

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