OLYMPIA – Rep. Christine Kilduff, D-University Place, introduced new legislation this year that addresses how military families enroll students when transferring from out-of-state.
HB 1210 allows school districts to accept applications for enrollment, on a conditional basis, from children of military families when transferring or pending transfer to a military installation.
“For military families, the stress of transferring children to a new school that requires proof of residency before enrollment can be overwhelming and even delay getting your kids into class. For a child moving to a new state, school can be the best way to integrate into a community, make friends, and establish a sense of normalcy. Removing stress and creating a more seamless process by allowing conditional acceptance is a common sense and easy way to help military families transition to Washington,” said Kilduff.
HB 1210 has been referred to the House Education Committee.