Dr. Martha Jallim Hall
The Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (Virginia Council) was formed to assist in easing the transition of the children of military families into school as a result of frequent moves and deployment of their parents. Created by the 2009 General Assembly, Virginia joins other states participating in the compact. The purpose of this compact is to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents.
According to § 22.1-361 of the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Council is composed of one member of the House of Delegates; one member of the Senate; five non-legislative citizen members, including the superintendent of public instruction and one representative from a military installation; the superintendent of a school district with a high concentration of military children; and the governor or his designee. The current Virginia Council consists of 10 members and Dr. Martha Jallim Hall of the Norfolk (VA) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated received a gubernatorial appointment to serve on the Council in October of 2020.