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 school district and school level personnel, commanders, and military parents. SLO serves as the installation subject matter experts 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 a 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 home schooling 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 home schooling 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 is 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:



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