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Cumberland County Schools Welcomes Feedback From Military Families

Cumberland County Schools (CCS) and the military community of Cumberland County maintain a close relationship. Military-connected students, who make up over 25% of CCS' 50,000 students, face a different set of challenges from their peers who are not from military families. From relocation to parent deployments, these students frequently experience major changes in their lives.

To ease anxiety for the military families in the district, CCS has a new initiative called the Military Family Advisory Council (MFAC). This council will identify challenges and focus areas, implement targeted strategies and convey the needs and successes of military-connected students to district leadership and CCS' Military Child Task Force.

"To begin our new initiative, we would like to gather some initial feedback from our military-connected parents about their experience in our school system and their transitional experiences as a military family," said CCS Federal Programs Student Support Specialist, Dr. Stefanie Shook.

Military families are encouraged to share their feedback through this survey to guide MFAC’s efforts in the most effective and representative way possible. The parental survey is completely voluntary and confidential. 

"This survey will provide valuable insight to enhance the support available to military-connected children in Cumberland County Schools," said Dr. Shook.

MFAC asks that military families complete this survey by January 7, 2022, in order for the results to be presented at the next Military Child Task Force meeting. 

Military Families can find the link to the survey as well as additional resources on the CCS Military Student Support website here. For more information about CCS' Military Family Advisory Council, contact Dr. Stefanie Shook, 910-678-2454 or stefanieshook@ccs.k12.nc.us.