School Liaison Office
JBLM families, especially those new to the
area, will find a valuable resource in the School
Liaison Office. Whether you attend school on
base or off, the SLO will assist you with the
The school your child attends is based upon your home address. Children living at JBLM will attend Clover Park District schools. Off-base residents can register their child with Child, Youth and School Services at the central registration building located at 12th St. and Bitar Ave. for a before- and after-school program at JBLM. After that, the family may receive a waiver to have the child attend JBLM schools.
At times, there is a waiting list, so there are no guarantees that the child will be admitted to the program or the school. Joint Base Lewis-McChord School Support Services is here to make the transition into your new school as smooth as possible. Should you have any questions or concerns pertaining to K-12, call
serves many districts East, West, and North of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Follow this link for information about a specific district.
The Educational Service District 113
serves many districts South of Ft Lewis. Follow this link for information about a specific district.
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
For information about schools, districts, home-based instruction, early learning, special education, teacher certification, assessment, school report cards and demographics, and many more resources, click this link.
Special Education Ombudsman at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for Washington State.
Follow this link to go directly to the the ombudsman. Can provide support to parents, guardians and students with disabilities.
March2Success-This is a free program that helps students prepare for standardized tests.
Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission
5 Key Functions of the School Liaison Office
Regardless of the school district your child attends — at JBLM or off base — the School Liaison Office provides services for you. Functions of the office include, but are not limited to:
For additional resources, links, and other useful information, please click here.