Supporting Ohio's Military Families
Over 13,000 students in Ohio are members of military families. Frequent moves and family separations through deployments, as well as reintegration issues make life especially challenging. Ohio offers a number of programs to assist military families.
Educator License Fees Waived for Veterans and Those in the Military
The Ohio Department of Education is eliminating fees for educator licenses to recognize the contributions of military families. Beginning Jan. 2, 2015, the fees for any initial Ohio educator license, permit or certificate – or for a renewal – will be waived for candidates who are veterans or current service members of all branches of the United States Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserves. Spouses of active duty services members also may receive a license free of charge. Learn More
Purple Star Award
The Purple Star Award for schools that show a major commitment to Ohio's students in military families. Schools that earn the award will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display onsite. Learn More
Troops to Teachers
Troops to Teachers is a national program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the Department of Defense through an agency called the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). The program helps eligible military personnel begin new careers as teachers in PK-12 public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are needed most. Learn More
Month of the Military Child
In 1986, the Secretary of Defense designated each April as “The Month of the Military Child” and all branches of services provide special days and events to honor their children. This commemoration recognizes the contributions that military children make as their parents, guardians and families serve our nation. Because of their resilience and ability to deal with life-changing events, military children are an inspiration and a source of pride for our nation.
Military Families Resources
Last Modified: 4/21/2022 9:09:11 AM