School Liaison Officer
School Support Services (SSS) at Fort Leonard Wood provides Army school-aged youth with educational opportunities, resources and information necessary to achieve academic success. A branch of Child & Youth Services (CYS), SSS is home to the School Liaison Office, where School Liaison Specialists (SLSs) help schools, installations and Families work together for student achievement.
SLSs are your best support in the area of education, schools and military transitions. SLSs are knowledgeable in current education news and policies. They act as the conduit between the student community- including local public school districts, private schools and home school Families- and the installation.
How do they do it? By...
Helping schools understand the challenges military Families face
Informing parents about local school policies
Giving Families information about local schools, graduation requirements, after school programs, youth sponsorship and homeschooling
Connecting units and schools through partnership initiatives
Conducting workshops to help parents navigate educational transition and advocate for their children
Providing an array of resources that benefit military youth and improve school experiences
Source: Ft Leonard Wood MWR Website