School Liaison Officer
The MCRD Parris Island School Liaison Program is run out of MCAS Beaufort, Bldg 807.
The objectives of the USMC School Liaison are:
To work with parents to identify barriers to academic success.
Help parents develop solutions.
Promote parental involvement in their children's education.
Develop and coordinate partnerships in education.
Provide parents with the tools they need to overcome obstacles to education that stem from the military lifestyle.
Promote and educate local communities and schools regarding the needs of military children.
The School Liaison supports transitioning families in obtaining educational information and assistance from local school districts. This role is very comprehensive and is adapted at each installation according to the needs of the community. Some of the roles include:
Functioning as a communicator and facilitator to assist parents and Commanders in interacting with local schools and in responding to education transition issues for all school ages.
Advocating to optimize the educational experience of elementary, middle and high school students.
Maintaining information on the availability and access of educational services available in their areas.
Collaborating with the various Marine, Sailor and family support programs to ensure that military families receive responsive support with a minimum of referrals and paperwork.