North Carolina is a proud member of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.

North Carolina is committed to the education of the children of our military service members while their home is in our state.

The North Carolina State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (state council) was formed to support easing transitions for children of military families as they move between states due to their sponsor’s military service. Frequent moves and deployments are hallmarks of the last decade and more of service in our nation’s military.

North Carolina was the 11th state signatory of the Interstate Compact as it entered into the compact on August 7, 2008.

North Carolina State Council

According to §115C-407.5 Article VIII of North Carolina Statute, the state council is composed of a compact commissioner appointed by the governor, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, a superintendent of a school district with a high concentration of military-connected children, a representative from a military installation, a representative from the House of Representatives, a representative from the Senate. Additionally a military family education liaison as well as other members may be added to the council with the approval of the council.

  • Mr. Mark Johnson, Superintendent of Public Instruction - Chloe Gossage (Superintendent's Designee)
  • Mr. Alex Erwin, Commissioner (Executive Branch Appointment)
  • Mr. Donnie Loftis, Chairman (Senate Appointment)
  • Rep. John Szoka (House of Representatives Appointment)


  • Mr. Robert Freeman, School Liaison Officer, Seymour-Johnson AFB
  • Dr. Rick Stout, Superintendent of Onslow County Schools
  • Mrs. Linda Kopec, NC Principals and Assistant Principals Association
  • Mr. Michael Boose, Commissioner (Executive Branch Appointment)
  • Mrs. Jamie Livengood

Other Organizations that typically attend and support the state council are:

  • Mrs. Shevelle Godwin & Mrs. Iris Pierce, Fort Bragg School Liaison Office
  • Mrs. Cathy Hurley, Cumberland County Schools, Military Liaison Counselor
  • Mr. Henry Moore, Coordinating Support , NC Troops to Teachers / DPI
  • Mr. Douglas Taggart, Coordinating Support, NC Troops to Teachers / DPI Military Liaison

Council Meetings

Meetings are held at different locations depending on availability.

Typically at NC Rural Center or at Department of Public Instruction.

For members of the public interested in attending: Please call 919-807-3376 to determine next meeting date and location.

Janurary 21, 2014 Agenda
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September 25, 2014 Agenda
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September 15, 2015 Agenda
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April 13, 2016 Agenda
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