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Military Families

Supporting Our Military-Connected Community
 
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Welcome to Prince George County Public Schools' Military Families webpage. This page provides information and resources for our military-connected families.
 
PGCPS is proud to serve the educational needs of military-connected students and families of U.S. military service members stationed at Fort Lee, where approximately 70,000 soldiers are trained annually, according to the U.S. Army's data.
 
During the 2021-22 School Year, the division's total enrollment was 6,164. Of these students, 1,850, or 30 percent of PGCPS' enrollment, are children of military-connected parents and guardians.
Background
According to U.S. Department of Defense data, of the 2.1 million military personnel serving America, 38 percent were either single parents or married and raising children, accounting for 1.5 million military children aged 0 to 18-years-old. Of these children, nearly three-quarters fall in the age range of 0 to 11 years old, and 56 percent range from 6 to 18 years old.
 
U.S. Department of Education data shows more than 80 percent of military children attend public schools. Additionally, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) reports more than 79,000 military-connected students reside and attend public schools across the Commonwealth.
Connect with Prince George County Public Schools
 
Chaundra Taswell, NAF US
School Liaison Officer, USAG Fort Lee
804-765-3813
 
Jessica Naccarato
Exceptional Family Member Program Systems Navigator
804-734-7965
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children is a law that has been adopted by all 50 states and Department of Defense Educational Activity (DoDEA schools).
 
The law applies to the receiving state. To exercise provisions, parents must be on active military orders. This does not extend to Department of Defense (DoD) civilians or DoD contractors.
 
Virginia Purple Star Schools
Prince George County and PGCPS is home to four Virginia Department of Education-recognized Purple Star Schools for their commitment to serving students and families connected to the military by the VDOE and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on the Educational Opportunity for Military Children. These four schools are North Elementary and L.L. Beazley Elementary in 2019, followed by both David A. Harrison Elementary and William A. Walton Elementary in 2020.