Crane - School Liaison

The School Liaison’s primary function is to serve as a conduit between parents, educators and the command so that military-connected children experience a seamless transition during the transfer between schools.  Knowing that many military children move an average of every 2.9 years, School Liaisons can provide families with educational information to assist them as they begin their PCS planning.

The Child and Youth Education Services program supports military families with seven cores services provided by the School Liaison:

  1. School Transition Services (PCS Cycle):  School Liaisons assist families with school transfers and help “level the playing field” for military children and youth.

  2. Deployment Support:  School Liaisons connect educators with the military deployment support system to inform them about the cycles of deployment and the tools available to assist educators in working with military children.

  3. Command, School, & Community Communications:  School Liaisons serve as subject-matter experts for installation commanders on K-12 issues, helping to connect command, school and community resources.

  4. Home School Linkage and Support:  School Liaisons assist military families by gathering and sharing information on home schooling issues, policies and legislation from local school districts. They also help leverage military Child and Youth Program resources to support these families.

  5. Partnerships in Education (PIE):  PIE creates a volunteer network of resources to support installation and community members who have a vested interest in the success of all youth.

  6. Post-Secondary Preparations:  School Liaisons leverage installation and school resources to provide graduating military students with access to post-secondary information and opportunities.

  7. Special Needs System Navigation:  School Liaisons provide information about installation and community programs and services, make referrals to the Exceptional Family Member Program, and offer assistance in navigating the administrative systems within local education agencies.


Public School Information

Loogootee Community Schools and North Davies Community Schools are zoned to base housing; however, Indiana has an expansive open enrollment policy. Both Loogootee and North Davies Schools provide bus transportation to base housing.

School Name

School District

Phone Number

Bloomfield Elementary School

Bloomfield School District

(812) 384-4271

Helen Griffith Elementary

Washington Community Schools

(812) 254-8360

Lena Dunn Elementary

Washington Community Schools

(812) 254-8367

North Elementary

Washington Community Schools

(812) 254-8363

Veale Elementary

Washington Community Schools

(812) 254-3968

Lyons Elementary

White River Valley School District

(812) 659-3915

Worthington Elementary

White River Valley School District

(812) 875-3839

North Daviess Elementary

North Daviess Community Schools

(812) 636-8000

Loogootee Elementary

Loogootee Community Schools

(812) 295-2833

Eastern Greene Elementary

Eastern Greene Schools

(812) 825-5623

Bloomfield Junior Senior High School

Bloomfield School District

(812) 384-4550

Washington High School

Washington Community Schools

(812) 254-3860

Jr./Sr. High School

White River Valley School District

(812) 659-2274

North Daviess Jr./Sr. High

North Daviess Community Schools

(812) 636-8000

Loogootee High

Loogootee Community Schools

(812) 295-3254

Eastern Greene High

Eastern Greene Schools

(812) 825-5621

Bloomfield Junior Senior High School

Bloomfield School District

(812) 384-4550

Washington Junior High School

Washington Community Schools

(812) 254-2682

Jr./Sr. High School

White River Valley School District

(812) 659-2274

Loogootee Middle

Loogootee Community Schools

(812) 295-2409

Eastern Greene Middle

Eastern Greene Schools

(812) 825-5010

Bloomfield School District

Bloomfield School District

(812) 384-4507

Washington Community Schools

Washington Community Schools

(812) 254-5536

Eastern Greene Preschool

Eastern Greene Schools

(812) 825-5722


Indiana Enrollment/Registration

 Contact the appropriate school district for information on registration requirements, fees, and specific academic or extracurricular activities.

Newcomers and those registering their children for the first time are required by IL law to provide proof of immunizations. Here you will find information on immunizations as well as downloadable health, dental and eye examination forms applicable for Illinois. The Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination Code requirements and a description of each is available at

Free and Reduced Meals
Income eligibility guidelines are listed at

Kindergarten and First Grade Eligibility Requirements
For enrollment in Kindergarten, children must be five years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year. Children must be six years of age on or before September 1st to be eligible to attend First Grade. 


Home School Information

The state of Indiana does not require home school students to be registered with the state but does have a helpful website to assist families that choose a home school option at:

The compulsory school attendance law requires all children to attend a school taught in the English language from either the start of the school year during which a child will turn 7 (if the child is to attend a public school), or at age 7 (if the child is to attend a nonaccredited, nonpublic school {including, but not limited to, a "homeschool"})..

An additional resource for military families choosing to home school
Home-school Association for Military Families


K-12 Special Needs

Parents of special needs students can connect with their local public school’s Special Education Student Support Services by visiting the following websites.

Special Ed Connection
A free web-based resource available to Navy families, provides resources and tools that enable families to better understand special education requirements and available services. (Please contact your local School Liaison for login access.)

DirectSTEP® eCourses
Another free web-based resource that can assist with navigating the complexities of special education laws and procedures is

Military OneSource
Offers assistance to families with special needs and family members at

Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)


Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Liaisons are located at Fleet and Family Support Centers and provide information and referral to help EFM families identify and access appropriate military, national and community resources. They assist in the navigation of EFMP related programs and systems and are responsible for:

  • Provision of information, referral and systems navigation to special needs families

  • Linking families with available military, national and local community resources

  • Non-medical case management

  • Development and maintenance of Individualized Service Plans (ISP)

  • Partner with Military Treatment Facility (MTF) Coordinators to provide information, education and marketing


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the kindergarten cut-off date? 5 years old by September 1.

  2. Do I have to live in the zone where the school is located? Yes and No, contact the local district to see about open enrollment.

  3. Do the local schools have talented and gifted programs? Yes.

  4. Is there school choice or other school options in the area? Yes. 

  5. What schedule does the local High School follow? Traditional scheduling. 


DoDEA Information

Department of Defense Education Activity 

The website you need to visit if you are PCSing to an area overseas that does not have a DODEA school.


Local Stem/PIE
For local Stem/PIE information, please contact the local School Liaison or visit


Naval Station Great Lakes Relocation Assistance

A4L Transition Program

Academic Support

SAT/ACT Preparation

Student Aid

Military Dependent Scholarship List

Department of Defense Education Activity

Military School Liaisons- all branches

Interstate Compact on Education Opportunity for Military Children

The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)

National Military Family Association (NMFA)

Military OneSource

My Navy Portal (PCS Support)

Navy MWR