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School Liaison Officer

School Liaison Officer

Creighton University and St. John's Cathedral in Omaha Nebraska, Offut Air Force Base

 

The School Liaison Officer

The School Liaison Officer (SLO) at Offutt AFB is available to assist military families with all of their K-12 educational needs.

  • Advocates for the educational needs of military children. We assist service members and their families with information about local school districts as well as school information at their next assignment. All educational options (public, private and home school support) are available.
  • Ensures that school personnel (teachers, counselors, school administrators) are aware of the unique issues impacting military children.
  • Provides seminars and briefings to military families about Military Child educational issues.
  • Assists personnel and/or family members resolve problems that were not solved after parents have already utilized the school chain of command.

Nebraska offers quality education programs from kindergarten through graduate school. The following statistics provided by the Nebraska Department of Education reflect the results of this high priority on education. Of the states with at least 70 percent of their students tested on the ACT college entrance exam, Nebraska is #1 nationally. 72 percent of Nebraska students were tested in 2008. They received an average score of 22.1, compared to the national average of 21.1 The graduation rate for Nebraska schools is just over 88 percent, which places them fourth highest in the nation.

Bellevue, the closest school district to Offutt, has a 96% graduation rate. Nebraska ranks third in the nation for the number of high school graduates entering college. National reports indicate that on a given day, only 75% of the student population is attending school; in the metro Omaha area, 94.1% attends school daily. In the metro Omaha area, 84.3% of adults over age 25 are high school graduates, compared to 75.2% nationally, and 34% are college graduates, compared to 20% nationally.

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