Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Camden Gets Voice on Panel

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Camden Gets Voice on Panel

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KINGSLAND -- A Camden County school administrator is one of 20

people nationwide recently appointed to a committee created to

discuss education issues affecting military children.

Associate Superintendent Ann Proctor said she was asked to

serve on the committee comprised of school administrators and

military representatives because of her work helping Navy

families transferred to Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base from

other Navy installations. The committee was formed by the

Department of Defense and school officials in Groton, Conn.,

which has a large Navy base.

The committee, which met for the first time Jan. 9-11 in

Arlington, Va., will report its findings to Secretary of Defense

William Cohen and Secretary of Education Richard Riley, Proctor


One of the committee's first decisions was to invite military

officials and administrators from school districts near military

bases to a national conference to discuss education issues Oct.

21-23 in Arlington. Educators and military officials will be

notified about the conference by mail and published articles in

education trade journals and military newspapers, Proctor said.

"We felt the need for school systems impacted by military bases

to come together to discuss issues affecting the military

child," Proctor said. "We hope to hear about some of the good

things that are working in the districts near the bases."

The committee was formed because school districts with a large

number of military children face different challenges than

school districts with a mostly civilian student population, said

Daniel Stabile, education officer for Navy children.

In Camden County, for example, nearly 60 percent of the

district's 9,507 students are dependents of sailors or civilian

workers at Kings Bay. …

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