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Officials announce school option for military children residing on base

By Marti Gatlin | | September 26, 2012


Albany, said. “A particular program may be offered at one base or school he or she previously attended, but not available at the current zoned school.

“Having an alternative will ensure military students continue their academics at or above their current educational levels,” he added.

There are about 115 children living on base, according to Wallace.

“Most children attend school in Dougherty and Worth counties,” she said. “A few are homeschooled and several attend private schools. The main idea is to ensure all children have the options they need to get a quality education. Children have the option to attend schools in Dougherty, Worth and now Lee counties.”

She noted the average military child will move six to nine times during his or her kindergarten through 12th grade years, and as the school liaison, it’s her job to help make the transition go as smoothly as possible.

“The process doesn’t take long at all,” Wallace said. “Forms are required as children move from school to school and as long as papers are in order, the process can go relatively quickly.”

Parents interested in having their children attend Lee County schools, may call Wallace to sign up. MCLB Albany’s and Marine Corps Logistics Command’s Family Readiness Officers also have Wallace’s contact information.

For more information, contact Wallace at 229-639-7497 or mclbaschoolliaison@usmc-mccs.org.