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Clay County school district offers programs for military families

Clay County school district offers programs for military families


with state and federal agencies
and are committed to doing so
going forward. Jennifer ready and are committed to doing so
going forward. Jennifer ready
Channel 4 the local station. going forward. Jennifer ready
Channel 4 the local station.
>>All students in the area Channel 4 the local station.
>>All students in the area
among them play kids are>>All students in the area
among them play kids are
finishing out week one among them play kids are
finishing out week one
of school and that transition finishing out week one
of school and that transition
can be a challenge for a lot of of school and that transition
can be a challenge for a lot of
them, but it’s especially can be a challenge for a lot of
them, but it’s especially
difficult for children whose them, but it’s especially
difficult for children whose
parents are in the military. difficult for children whose
parents are in the military.
>>Military families as we know parents are in the military.
>>Military families as we know
often cope with unique>>Military families as we know
often cope with unique
situations, you know deployment often cope with unique
situations, you know deployment
changing situations, you know deployment
changing
schools, mid-year and the changing
schools, mid-year and the
district though has resources schools, mid-year and the
district though has resources
in place to help make that district though has resources
in place to help make that
transition easier for in place to help make that
transition easier for
the students. Newsfourjax transition easier for
the students. Newsfourjax
reporter Ashley Harding joining the students. Newsfourjax
reporter Ashley Harding joining
us live this morning. Ashley reporter Ashley Harding joining
us live this morning. Ashley
actually spoke with the family. us live this morning. Ashley
actually spoke with the family.
It’s experience these actually spoke with the family.
It’s experience these
challenges for stand. It’s experience these
challenges for stand.
>>Yes, Jen they know this very challenges for stand.
>>Yes, Jen they know this very
well I spoke with the mother>>Yes, Jen they know this very
well I spoke with the mother
and her young daughter now her well I spoke with the mother
and her young daughter now her
young daughter lost her father and her young daughter now her
young daughter lost her father
last year and now he served in young daughter lost her father
last year and now he served in
the Navy, but it has been out last year and now he served in
the Navy, but it has been out
for a number of years the Navy, but it has been out
for a number of years
and after his death his for a number of years
and after his death his
daughter struggled with even and after his death his
daughter struggled with even
wanting to return to school she daughter struggled with even
wanting to return to school she
and her mom tell me she took wanting to return to school she
and her mom tell me she took
part in some of these resources and her mom tell me she took
part in some of these resources
they say it made a part in some of these resources
they say it made a
big difference. they say it made a
big difference.
>>The bond between Kristen big difference.
>>The bond between Kristen
Wallace and her father,>>The bond between Kristen
Wallace and her father,
Christopher Wallace is Wallace and her father,
Christopher Wallace is
perfectly captured in this Christopher Wallace is
perfectly captured in this
picture, it’s been nearly a perfectly captured in this
picture, it’s been nearly a
year since he picture, it’s been nearly a
year since he
passed away. Her mother Kenya year since he
passed away. Her mother Kenya
says returning to school passed away. Her mother Kenya
says returning to school
following his death was a says returning to school
following his death was a
difficult adjustment for following his death was a
difficult adjustment for
Kristen, the programs for difficult adjustment for
Kristen, the programs for
military students was Kristen, the programs for
military students was
a blessing. military students was
a blessing.
>>Know that they even had a blessing.
>>Know that they even had
anything for military key is>>Know that they even had
anything for military key is
the fact anything for military key is
the fact
that he was already out of the the fact
that he was already out of the
military and then even though that he was already out of the
military and then even though
they he was even able to use military and then even though
they he was even able to use
these assets and use these they he was even able to use
these assets and use these
resources through the resources these assets and use these
resources through the resources
made available this now 8th resources through the resources
made available this now 8th
grader is once again thriving made available this now 8th
grader is once again thriving
at oakleaf junior high school. grader is once again thriving
at oakleaf junior high school.
>>Chris and participated in at oakleaf junior high school.
>>Chris and participated in
several programs geared toward military students, including military students, including
military lunch, bunch, which military students, including
military lunch, bunch, which
allows for military students to military lunch, bunch, which
allows for military students to
spend special time together allows for military students to
spend special time together
and operation hero that’s a 10 spend special time together
and operation hero that’s a 10
week program aimed at social and operation hero that’s a 10
week program aimed at social
emotional learning for military week program aimed at social
emotional learning for military
families. Thanks to a emotional learning for military
families. Thanks to a
partnership with the wind CA families. Thanks to a
partnership with the wind CA
it’s free. Patricia hundreds of partnership with the wind CA
it’s free. Patricia hundreds of
district students support it’s free. Patricia hundreds of
district students support
specialist she says being aware district students support
specialist she says being aware
of what military families go specialist she says being aware
of what military families go
through makes a difference when they com. they com.
>>Where those unique set of they com.
>>Where those unique set of
issues they would like for the>>Where those unique set of
issues they would like for the
district to be aware in be issues they would like for the
district to be aware in be
be able to provide services and district to be aware in be
be able to provide services and
resources with it. That be able to provide services and
resources with it. That
is all that is all that our resources with it. That
is all that is all that our
military families are expecting is all that is all that our
military families are expecting
kristen’s father is never far military families are expecting
kristen’s father is never far
from her mind his pictures even kristen’s father is never far
from her mind his pictures even
part of her student ID card. from her mind his pictures even
part of her student ID card.
>>Kristin her mom agree just part of her student ID card.
>>Kristin her mom agree just
knowing the support was there>>Kristin her mom agree just
knowing the support was there
is helping them heal. knowing the support was there
is helping them heal.
It’s a message they have for is helping them heal.
It’s a message they have for
other military families for It’s a message they have for
other military families for
them to step in and then a snow other military families for
them to step in and then a snow
day yes. She is. them to step in and then a snow
day yes. She is.
>>Able to use a he did serve day yes. She is.
>>Able to use a he did serve
to she can get those benefits>>Able to use a he did serve
to she can get those benefits
that helped us tremendously to she can get those benefits
that helped us tremendously
so I think my main thing is to that helped us tremendously
so I think my main thing is to
snow and that is out there.>>Now Kristin went through>>Now Kristin went through
operation hero and it was just>>Now Kristin went through
operation hero and it was just
a pilot program it is launching operation hero and it was just
a pilot program it is launching
in several other schools, this


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