School Liaison

Welcome to Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota Child and Youth Education Services Website. Did you know over 80% of military children are educated in non-Department of Defense schools. 

School Liaisons are your best support in the area of education, schools and military transitions. Services are designed to focus on education through direct and proactive partnerships with local schools and will tailor transition assistance to the military families current needs. You can get connected to a School Liaison at any Air Force base and in all branches of service!

When do you need a School Liaison?

Getting ready to move:

-Information about your upcoming duty station and educational options in your new community

-Connection to a youth sponsor who can answer your child’s questions from a youth’s perspective

-Assistance with the steps to prepare for your children’s departure from their current schools

Once you are arrive:

-Assistance with school registration and transition

-Help with questions about compliance and solutions regarding the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

-Two way communication between the school and parent

-Connection with homeschool co-ops or support groups

During your assignment:

-Answers to your questions about schools, homeschooling, special education, scholarships, transitions and more.

-Parent education opportunities about college and career readiness, preparing for transition and the Interstate Compact


To ease the transition, contact your SLS as soon as you get orders.

School Transition Support - Integration of military children into the local school systems.

Youth Sponsorship- Provides sponsors for family members in grades kindergarten-12th grade.

Installation/School Communication - Representative for issues involving public schools and the military.

Partners in Education - Coordinate partnerships between the community and installation.

Post-Secondary Opportunities - Assist in preparing youth for the transition from high school to work/college.


Please use this website as a clearinghouse for educational information for the entire family! Questions? Please contact Grand Forks AFB School Liaison Specialist, Jennifer Schroeder by email or phone DSN 747-4506 or 701-747-4506.


The Child and Youth Education Services office is located at 1707 J St.

Building #121 Grand Forks AFB, ND, 58205. 



School Liaison
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with the medical community and key community agencies to identify Active Duty sponsors who have family members with special education or medical needs. At Grand Forks AFB the EFMP-Medical (EFMP-M) and EFMP-Family Support (EFMP-FS) agencies work together to provide comprehensive and coordinated services to families. The EFMP-FS office is located in the Airman & Family Readiness Center on base. For questions or assistance please contact Kelly Painter at 701-747-4484 or

The EFMP Working Group is an established team that consists of on-base agencies, school representatives and parents. The group meets monthly at the A&FRC. The goal is to get a pulse on what issues surround military families connected to Grand Forks AFB and provide sustainable resources that will benefit the entire family. If you would like to be a part of this team please contact Kelly Painter.

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