Navy Region Southwest employs School Liaison Officers (SLOs) who serve as liaisons between the Navy installation commander, military agencies and schools by providing assistance in matters pertaining to K-12 student education. The SLO’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. The SLOs can offer information on area schools and help facilitate communication between the military family on matters relating to regional public and private schools as well as home school and alternative modes of education.
The SLO provides information and resources for military families on internal organizations including, but not limited to, Fleet & Family Support Programs (FFSP), Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), Child & Youth Program (CYP) activities as well as some external organizations, such as but not limited to, the Armed Services YMCA, Military Family Collaborative, and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. They also serve as a subject matter expert in education-related issues such as the Interstate Compact for Military Children, Department of Education, local school districts and other education related organizations.
SLOs level the playing field for military children by ensuring maximum educational opportunities for academic success. The San Diego Metro Navy SLO Team is comprised of one regional SLO and four installation SLOs. The installation SLOs are each assigned an area in San Diego in which they actively engage with the military families, school districts and their installation commanding officer. Every SLO maintains an office located on their assigned installation and is actively engaged in school districts with high concentrations of enrolled military children. If you are new to San Diego, deciding on what district and school site your children will attend can be overwhelming. Your installation SLO can assist you in locating and provide information regarding your neighborhood school district. Visit www.navylifesw.com/slo for more information or review the following Navy installation SLOs’ area of responsibility.
Navy School Liaison Officers in San Diego County
Navy Region Southwest 619-532-1034
Naval Base Coronado
Serving: Coronado, South Bay,
Imperial Beach, San Ysidro 619-991-2509
Naval Base Point Loma
Serving: Coastal area west of Interstate 5 619-553-8290
Naval Base San Diego
Serving: Murphy Canyon, Downtown, Naval Medical Center 858-349-7678
Naval Base San Diego and Naval Air Facility El Centro
Serving: East County, Lemon Grove, Chula Vista, Santee, El Centro 619-247-9082