Lesson 2 Summary

Key Points:

  • School Liaisons need to be informed about laws governing school choice and the availability of local school options and services.
  • School Liaisons need to pay attention to changes in policies and their possible effect on school choices and services available to families transferring into an installation.
  • The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) may bring about changes that affect the way schools operate, how student achievement is assessed, and the choices a parent may have among schools in a particular locale.
  • School Liaisons can help families understand how schools are performing and assist in providing school data, but are not to advise families on which schools they should enroll their children in. The role of a School Liaison is to provide unbiased information on schools and allow families to interpret and make schooling decisions that will best meet their needs.