School Liaison Officer (SLO)

School Liaison Officer Support

The School Liaison Officer (SLO) supports:

  • Active-duty military, Reserve and National Guard military personnel, DoD civilians and their families living on or near NSA Naples.
  • Those acting in loco parentis for eligible dependent PreK-12th grade military children.
  • Gold Star spouses of military members who died from a combat-related incident.

The SLO serves as the primary link between the school district and school-level personnel, commanders, and military parents. SLO serves as the installation subject matter expert for outreach educational support of military children in grades PreK-12.

Core Services

The School Liaison Officer primarily provides the following services:

School Transition Services (PCS cycle):  SLOs assist families with school transfers and help “level the playing field” for military children and youth.

Resources to help in the transition of your students are:

Deployment Support:  SLOs connect educators with the Navy deployment support system to inform them about the cycles of deployment and the tools available to assist educators in working with Navy children.

Resources to access before, during, and after deployment are:

Command, School and Community Communications:  SLOs serve as subject-matter experts for installation commanders on K-12th grade issues. They help connect commands, school and community resources.

Resources to help connect to the community include:

  • Events
  • Installation Advisory Committee
  • Ombudsman meeting
  • School Advisory Committee

Home School Linkage and Support:  SLOs assist Navy families by gathering and sharing information on homeschooling issues, policies, and legislation from the NSA Naples schools. They also help leverage Navy Child and Youth Programs resources to support these families.

Resources for homeschooling are:

Partnerships in Education (PIE):  The PIE program is designed to improve scholastic achievement, enhance social development and life skills, and offer vocational guidance. It also coordinates volunteer efforts.

PIE resources include:

Post-Secondary Preparations:  SLOs help leverage installation and school resources to provide graduating military students with access to post-secondary information and opportunities.

Post-Secondary resources are:

Special Needs System Navigation:  SLOs provide access to information about programs and services, refer families to special education professionals, and help families navigate the administrative systems within local education agencies.

Special Needs System resources include:

Installation Advisory Committee:  The Installation Advisory Committee (IAC) fosters communication, facilitates problem-solving, and recommends action to appropriate officials. This committee meets four times each school year.

Matters that are within the jurisdiction of the IAC include:

  • Quality, accessibility, maintenance, safety, security, and comfort of the physical school environment
  • Transportation of students
  • School meal program
  • Medical services
  • Administrative and logistical support services provided by the relevant installation commander and the military department command concerned.
  • Policies and standards of the relevant installation commander and the military department concerned.

The IAC does not address matters pertaining to personnel policies or practices, compensation of school staff, grievances of school employees for which another forum exists, or internal management of DoDEA or DoDEA programs.

Agenda items may be emailed to NaplesSLO@eu.navy.mil. Items for attention not on the agenda may be included in the public comment portion of the meeting and maybe discussed but any action may be deferred until the next meeting.

The final agenda can be available in the school office and the base commander's office one week before the meeting date.

 

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