Military Families

Berne Union Local Schools
Military Family Liaison
Mr. Chad Cupp
[email protected]

The Berne Union Local School District celebrates the families that live in our community who have ties to the military. As a district, we acknowledge that military youth experience unique circumstances and situations, and it is our desire to provide assistance. This webpage will serve as one-stop for information and resources that will assist you. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Military Family Liaison, Mr. Chad Cupp, at the email address listed above.

Berne Union Local Schools also acknowledges and celebrates our military families and military history throughout the district in several ways, including:

Acknowledgement of Veterans at school events.
Veterans Day recognition assembly.
The Veterans Wall of Honor.
Fundraising drives for military-related organizations and causes.

Helpful Links for Military Families

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission: The Compact provides information addressing key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility, and graduation.

Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC): The coalition supports all military-connected children by educating, advocating, and collaborating to resolve education challenges associated with the military lifestyle.

Ohio Family Readiness and Warrior Support Program : The Family Readiness and Warrior Support programs are designed to teach Ohio’s Service Members and Families to be “good fishermen” – knowledgeable, aware of resources, adaptable, and networked to succeed and grow from the experiences unique to the military culture. In addition to providing information, the programs provide a platform to meet and relate to other Service Members and Families who understand the challenges and experiences of military life – and in particular, the challenges facing our geographically dispersed force.

Military One Source: A central hub and go-to-place for the military community. Provides information about military benefits, deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement and more.

Ohio Military Kids: A support network for military youth whom experience a loved one's deployment. Provides recreational, social, and educational programs for military youth in civilian communities geographically dispersed throughout the state.

ODE - Supporting Ohio's Military Families: Information on a number of Ohio programs to assist military families.

Veterans Crisis Line: Connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

March2Success: Online study materials to help improve scores on standardized tests such as state exit exams, college entrance exams, military entrance exam (ASVAB) and others. Content includes self-paced study programs in Math, English, and Science, with a focus of materials on grades 8-12.

National Military Family Association: Provides information and resources related to services and programs for military families.

Ohio Higher Education for Veterans: Information and resources related to higher education for veterans, service members and their families.

National Career Development Association: Provides career development resource links for veterans and their spouses. Select "Special Populations" to access veteran and military-related resources.

Military Impacted Schools Association: A national organization of school superintendents with a higher concentration of military students. Provides useful links for military families and educator resources.

Ohio National Guard Educational Resources for Military Connected Youth: A comprehensive brochure that lists the educational resources and programs available to students connected to the military.

US Military Seals