School Liaison Officer


The School Liaison Officer serves as a conduit of school information and is the primary point of contact for public and private school matters.

The mission of the School Liaison Officer is to eliminate barriers and build bridges for the academic success of military dependent children through networks and partnerships with our local and global communities.

A community in which military and civilian partners work hand in hand to successfully educate and advocate for the military child.


  • Understand and identify barriers to quality education for military dependent children in this area and develop solutions.
  • Seek to promote and educate the installation, parents, our Shaw/Sumter community and schools about the unique needs of military children.
  • Make connections to partners who can provide support and assistance for military families and their educational needs.
  • Communicate information to allow families to effectively advocate for their children in the educational setting.

South Carolina has several options for educating your children including Public, Private, Virtual, and Home Schools. The School Liaison Officer can help you:

  • Advocate for your child
  • As an intermediary to resolve issues
  • Understand South Carolina educational requirements
  • Understand district policies
  • Make PCS moves smooth when moving with school-aged children
  • Discover educational options
  • Find educational resources
  • Understand the Interstate Compact

The School Liaison Officer provides the following:

    • Handbook for Parents with School-Aged Children
    • Monthly Educational Newsletter
    • Scholarship information for high school students
    • Information on resources for students with special needs
    • Information to help educators work with military children
    • Checklist for transitioning students
    • School district calendars
    • District sports physical forms
    • School supply listings
    • Deployment resources


Links to PUBLIC and PRIVATE Schools


Other Helpful Sites

Important Phone Numbers

Airman and Family Readiness Center 803-895-1253
Child Development Center 803-895-2247
Family Child Care 803-895-1212
Family Advocacy 803-895-6201
EFMP 803-895-1163
Youth Programs 803-895-2252
Military & Family Life Consultant 803-465-7291
Child & Youth Behavioral 803-465-7286
DoD Child Abuse & Safety Violation Hotline 1-800-336-4592
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School Liaison Officer
Mr. John F. Kennedy
504 Shaw Dr.

Phone: (803) 895-1258

T20 2018 JanFeb 01


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