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    To deliver unparalleled educational advocacy, outreach,
    and partnerships for military-connected students!

School Liaison Officer

With each move, military children face many school-related challenges. The School Liaison helps ease the transition from one school to another and helps families navigate the school system, ensuring our military youth have the opportunity to achieve academic success.

The School Liaison is the central point of contact for commanders, military families, and local school systems on school-related matters for grades K-12.

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School Records

Always remember to keep all educational records with you.
Do not pack records with your household goods.

  • Last report card, progress report, IEP
  • Current schedule
  • Immunization Records
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Course Directory

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School Choice Option

New arrivals to United Communities installation housing on Joint Base may choose to register their children in either the Pemberton Township School District or the North Hanover (elementary school) / Northern Burlington (middle and high school) districts. This school choice option only applies to families in United Communities housing. New arrivals to Balfour Beatty installation housing on JBMDL Lakehurst will register their children in the JBMDL Lakehurst (elementary and middle school) / Manchester Township (high school) districts.

School Liasion Office

Assists Families By

  • Educating parents on the local school system policies, procedures, programs, and schedules.
  • Coordinating education transition-related resources and points of contact within school and community.
  • Addressing issues with youth registration in the local school system.
  • Supplying resource materials on primary, secondary, and post-secondary education.
  • Supporting school personnel by providing information about the military lifestyle.
  • Securing access to military resources.
  • Enhancing community programs through a partnership with schools and business/industry.
  • Combining resources to eliminate duplication of service.

Youth Sponsorship


Can support students facing PCS, Deployment, Reintegration, Divorce & Grief

Pemberton Township School District

Fort Dix Elementary,

609.893.8141 Ext. 1450

Marcus Newcomb Middle School

609.893.8141 Ext. 1700

Helen Fort Middle School

609.893.8141 Ext. 1600

Samuel Busansky Elementary School

609.893.8141 Ext. 1300

Denbo-Crichton Elementary School

609.893.8141 Ext. 1200

North Hanover Township School District

Endeavour Elementary School


C.B.Lamb Elementary School


Upper Elementary School


CYP Youth Sponsorship

Can partner you with a Youth Sponsor from Base Youth Programs

Youth Programs

McGuire Youth Program


Fort Dix Youth Program


School Age Programs

McGuire School Age


Fort Dix School Age


Lakehurst School Age


Installation and Community Resources

EFMP Family Support Information

Laura Serrano
EFMP-Family Support Coordinator
Phone: 609.754.3154
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EFMP Medical Information

Safiyyah Beckford
EFMP-Medical/Special Needs Coordinator
Phone: 609.754.9752
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Jeanette Villard
EFMP-Medical/Special Needs Technician
Phone: 609.754.9197
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FSS Military & Family Readiness Center

Address: Bldg. 3453 Broidy Road, JBMDL McGuire
Phone: 609.754.3154

Address: Bldg. 488-2 Walsh Drive, JBMDL Lakehurst
Phone: 732.323.1248

Community Partners/360 Project

Assists families of military-connected children & youth with disabilities and special healthcare needs.

Peg Kinsell
MFS 360 Project, Center Director
Phone: 800.654.7726
Cell: 201.724.4454
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Donna Milanowycz
MFS 360 Project, Navigator
Phone: 732.593.9337
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a School Liaison, and how can they help me?

School Liaisons (SLs) provide educational information on your new area (based on residence) and can link you up with a SL in your next duty station. SLs also offer resources on deployment support; serve as the liaison between command, schools, and military families; work with commands and schools on Community Education Partnerships; help families navigate the special needs programs in districts; and offer information and support Home School and Postsecondary preparation.

How do I choose a school?

We know the importance of choosing a school that best meets the needs of your military child(ren). Even though we cannot make direct recommendations for schools, we are available to help you acquire information and research the school options in your area. We can provide general information on districts and help you determine what schools you might be zoned for once you have a residence.

What is Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)?

A new education law replaced No Child Left Behind in 2015. Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015 and represents good news for our nation's schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation's national education law, and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country. For more information, please visit:

What are the health and immunization requirements?

Immunization and health check requirements can be found on most Public Education Department websites.

What are the School Registration procedures?

This depends on the school district where you are enrolling your child. We recommend that once you establish residence, that you contact the school directly. However, you can prepare to use the Checklist for School Moves to ensure that you hand-carry all necessary documents.

What do I do if I'm on a housing waitlist or am in temporary housing?

Most military housing areas and school districts within the school boundaries of military housing are familiar with this situation. We recommend that you ask your local housing office for a letter indicating that you are on the waitlist and moving into housing within 30 days. Most times, this is all the schools need to proceed with registration. If you have questions or issues, please contact your SL.

What is the Military Interstate Compact, and what can it do for my family?

The Military Interstate Compact seeks to make the transition easier for the children of military families to be afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children and are not penalized or delayed in achieving their educational goals. More information can be found at or through your installation School Liaison.

What options are there for before and after school care?

Before and After school care has created a challenge for some families, given the lack of availability. We recommend you start looking for care early! As soon as you arrive and have registered your child in school, begin by asking your school or district what they offer. This is many times the best option, mainly if they provide on-site care. If they don't, many times, the school knows what is available close to the school or in your community. If you are still having difficulty, contact your School Liaison. The SL works with you to find other options or refers you to the installation Family Child Care or Community Care Coordinator.

What do I do if I'm moving with a child with special needs?

Your School Liaison can help you with the school or district's special needs navigation where you plan to enroll your child(ren). You should also contact the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) to ensure that you are registered and have all the information and resources they offer.

*Please note that the Marine Corps School Liaisons do not assist with Special Needs navigation. They have an EFMP representative that covers both medical and educational assistance. This is important to know since we work jointly to serve our military families.

Can School Liaisons advocate in an IEP for my child?

The School Liaisons are not able to advocate on your behalf. In our program, we offer information, resources, and help you find the right people to talk to at the school or district.

If you ever have issues with your IEP or school, please call your School Liaison since we also have many community resources that can offer guidance and direct assistance.

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