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February 11, 2011
School Liaison Office assists military
|The Fort McCoy School Liaison Office provides a
one-stop location for military parents and students in the installation
community who need more information about the area school districts and
other educational opportunities.
Becky Walley, School Liaison officer for the Fort McCoy Child, Youth and
School Services program, said her office is working with the Wisconsin
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children, a
new state council that will smooth school transitions for children of
Walley can act as a go-between school districts and military Families to
help ensure students are placed in the right classes.
For example, if students took a course in a previous school district
that could be credited to their curriculum in their new school district,
they wouldn’t have to retake the course. They could then take another
“This helps the students take advantage of the best available
educational opportunities,” Walley said. “I try to smooth the transition
for the military Families between their previous school districts and
their new educational opportunities.”
As the School Liaison officer, Walley can provide academic support
services within a 50-mile radius of Fort McCoy, and can provide
information or referrals about such things as charter schools, open
enrollment and other enrollment and graduation issues or questions.
Walley also is available to help answer questions about any school
matters, such as extracurricular programs, local school statistics,
grading practices, graduation requirements and local, state and national
As the School Liaison officer, Walley helps and distributes information
about impact aid and why it’s important for Families to fill out related
For more information about school support services in the Fort McCoy
community, call Walley at 608-388-6814.