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Hurlburt Field School Liaison Program

Welcome to Hurlburt Field! Your School Liaison (SL) is the central point of contact for Commanders, community stakeholders, military-connected families, and educators on PreK-12 education related matters. The SL assists commanders and military-connected families in meeting the challenging demands of the military lifestyle by developing and maintaining partnerships between parents, installation leadership, local schools, including home schools, private schools, charter schools, virtual schools, Department of Defense Education Activity and International Schools and the community.

Your School Liaison provides outreach, advocacy, and partnership initiatives, supporting any matter, or concern, impacting PreK-12 total-force students anywhere in the world. Call or email your School Liaison.

Where You Find Military-Connected Students. You Find School Liaisons Working Hard To Ensure Their Success!

Finding Your School

Florida offers a variety of school options, to include traditional public schools, public charter schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling.

For traditional public school, the parent/guardian’s physical residence determines the public school district and school zone your student will attend. Find your student’s assigned school zone by visiting the district websites at Okaloosa County School District or Santa Rosa County District Schools

School Choice

Florida Statute 1002.31 requires School Boards to adopt a policy that gives parents and students the ability to seek enrollment in a school other than their zoned school of attendance if the school has available seats. Families have the option to the school of choice. This means parents may send their student to any school in any district up to the school’s functional capacity. It is the parent’s responsibility to provide transportation for their student to and from school.

Students living on the base are zoned for:

Florosa Elementary
Mary Esther Elementary
Bruner Middle
Fort Walton Beach High School

Okaloosa County School District

Santa Rosa County School District

Homeschooling in Florida

Your School Liaison is the first stop to connect to your new homeschooling community. The School Liaison can advise you on local policies and laws, connect you with the appropriate agencies, and address any issues or concerns regarding homeschooling your military-connected student. Stay informed and connected. Learn the rules for homeschooling in Florida.

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission

Why is the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) so important?

  • MIC3 provides consistency across states avoiding conflict with existing state codes where possible.
  • It replaces widely varying policies that affect transitioning military students and supports uniform treatment for military-connected students as they transfer between school districts and member states. 
  • Addresses the key issues encountered by military families: in the areas of eligibility, enrollment, placement, extra curriculars, and graduation.
  • The power of MIC3 and the advocacy of School Liaisons assist military-connected students to stay on track for graduation
  • Your local School Liaison Office is the first in the chain of command for compliance concerns or challenges.
  • Read the Interstate Commission on Educational Opportunity for Military Children statute,;

Impact Aid

Complete One Impact Aid Survey for Each Military Connected Student, Each Year

Impact Aid survey data is collected and given to DoDEA by the Department of Education. The data received from the Department of Education is used to determine the eligibility for DoD Impact Aid. The amount of aid provided is determined using the previous year’s statistics. Impact Aid provides financial assistance to LEAs which meet the eligibility criteria. This criterion is based on a percentage of military or civilian dependent students in average daily attendance in their schools, as reported on their Federal Impact Aid application for the preceding year.

Impact Aid Introduction Video