Military Family Resources

banner image with three flags
  • Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)
    Every military-connected child is college-, work-, and life-ready.  FSSD supports all military-connected children by educating, advocating, and collaborating to resolve education challenges associated with the military lifestyle. The enduring strategic goals that the Military Child Education Coalition seeks are:
    • Military-connected children’s academic, social, and emotional needs are recognized, supported, and appropriate responses are provided.
    • Parents, and other supporting adults, are empowered with the knowledge to ensure military-connected children are college, workforce, and life-ready.
    • A strong community of partners is committed to supporting an environment where military-connected children thrive.

  • Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission
    The Compact provides information addressing key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility, and graduation. 

  • Military Once Source
    A central hub and go-to place for the military community: Military One Source provides information about military benefits, deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement, and more. 

  • Veterans Crisis Line
    Connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, and/or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255; Press 1, chat online, and/or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals is available. 

  • National Military Family Association
    Provides information and resources related to services and programs for military families. 

  • Our Military Kids
    A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to provide support (grants) and recognition to military children. Grants pay for participation in activities that help children cope with stress and anxiety while their parents are recovering or absent.
  • Operation Purple Camp

    Operation Purple® Camp offers military kids a free week of camp where they connect with other kids, just like them. Children from all uniformed services, including the National Guard, Reserve, Space Force, and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and United States Public Health Service may apply.

  • Military Impacted Schools Association
    A national organization of school superintendents with a higher concentration of military students. Provides useful links for military families and educator resources. 

  • for U.S. Military Families
    All K-12 children in National Guard, Reserve, and Active Duty Military families are eligible to receive one-on-one academic support 24/7 in math, science, English, and more, regardless of the service member's branch or deployment status. Provides this service at no cost to K-12 military children through funding by the DOD MWR Liberty Program, the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, and the Navy General Library Program. Grade K-12 students in military families can take full advantage of this valuable academic benefit. 

School Contacts

The Franklin Special School District appreciates its military families and hopes this page will serve as a helpful resource for support and connections available to families of military members.