The goal of the Compact is to replace the widely varying policies affecting transitioning military students. The Compact leverages consistency. It uses a comprehensive approach that provides a consistent policy in every school district and in every State that chooses to join. The Compact addresses key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation. Children of active duty members of the uniformed services, National Guard and Reserve on active duty orders, and, for one year after leaving service, members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired are eligible for assistance under the Compact. The Commission Rules were approved and adopted at the annual business meeting in November 2009. The Rules complement the language of the Interstate Compact and may not conflict with it. These rules are not designed to address every issue arising under the Compact but allow room for flexibility to make reasonable changes or clarification as the need arises through amendment, advisory opinions, and training opportunities.