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KMC School Liaison Office

The KMC School Liaison Officers are community facilitators, connecting schools, families and community services to address education issues impacting military children.

School Liaison Services:

  • Promotes communication and collaboration between school, military organizations, community services, students and parents.
  • Provides information on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, school enrollment, school advisory councils and local educational options.
  • Advises Installation Commander on matters relating to schools and military child education
  • Assists to resolve issues when they cannot be resolved through proper chain of command
  • Provides transition assistance and information for families moving to the KMC (click here for the Student Transfer Checklist).
  • Provides outbound referral information about schools and SLO contacts for your gaining installation.

One of the strengths of the School Liaison program is connections. ALL School Liaison Offices work together to provide consistent support for families and students throughout the world. No matter where your military service takes you next, we’ll be there to help your family make a positive school transition.

School Zones

There are 11 Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) schools in the Kaiserslautern Military Community. What school a student attends is based on where the student resides - NOT what installation the sponsor is assigned to.

Here is the link to the available schools in the Kaiserslautern Military Community: http://www.dodea.edu/Europe/east/
*Please note that our schools are listed under the Kaiserslautern and Ramstein Community Schools tabs.

The KMC school zone information can be obtained from the KMC Housing Office, School Liaison Office, or the Student Transportation Office, or click here.

DODEA School Enrollment

The following documents are required to enroll students in DODEA:

  • Sponsor’s Orders
  • Proof of residence or TLA
  • Parent ID
  • Student Social Security Number
  • Shot record
  • Previous school records/address
  • Birth Certificate/Passport  (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)

Registration forms for DoDEA schools can be completed online* by visiting the website below:


*To complete the registration process, the forms must be taken to the school registrar along with the documentation listed above.

Free/Reduced Lunch Program

AAFES is responsible for managing the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Program eligibility is based on total household size and income. (BAH and COLA are NOT included as family income.)

Apply online at: https://freeandreducedapps.aafes.com/
(You will need an AAFES lunch account prior to applying.)

Bright Eyes Program

The Kaiserslautern/Landstuhl Spouses Association provides a free pair of glasses to the children of active-duty families qualifying for the free lunch program. Please ask your School Liaison for more information or click here.

Alternative School Options

There are preschool, home school, private school, German and international school options in the KMC area. If your family is interested in any of these alternative options, please contact your School Liaison Office for additional information.

KMC Adopt-a-School Program

The KMC Adopt-a-School Program fosters a positive partnership between the local DODEA Schools and the Airmen and Soldiers of the Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC). The Adopt-a-School Program is a voluntary, ongoing partnership between a school and a military unit. The units will “adopt” a local DODEA school with the intent of utilizing the vast array of human resources and talents of the members of that unit. Some common areas where the unit’s help can be utilized:

  • Supplementing classroom learning experiences
  • Campus projects (e.g. trimming/planting of trees and playground improvements)
  • Providing on-campus or virtual “field trips”
  • Leading students in weekly PT sessions
  • Tutoring/Mentoring
  • Sponsor afterschool activities
  • Guest speakers, readers, etc.
  • Field Day support
  • Mock deployment line

    If your unit is interested in participating, please contact the School Liaison Office for more information.

    How To Get Involved!

    There are many opportunities to get involved in the KMC. See below for just a few of the opportunities available:

    • The School Liaison Office sends out volunteer opportunities twice a month through the Chiefs and First Sergeants groups for active-duty members.
    • If civilians are interested, please contact the School Liaison Office, or the specific school you are interested in volunteering at.
    • School Advisory Committee (SAC) makes recommendations and advises the principal on school policy, instructional programs, resource allocation, and student services. The SAC is an important venue for parent input regarding school matters.
    • School Advisory Board (SAB) serves as the advisory group to the DODEA District Superintendent and Installation Commander on issues concerning our schools and our children, such as school meals, transportation, safety & security, medical services, and installation policies related to dependent education.

    Please note: You do not have to be a member of the SAC or SAB to participate in either meeting. Attendance is highly encouraged regardless of membership. Contact your child’s school ,or the SLO, for more information on upcoming meeting dates.

    Contact Information

    Contact information for the Kaiserslautern Military Community Air Force School Liaison Office (SLO):

    Ramstein Air Base
    Building 2118, room 231
    (Same as VAT and WIC offices)

    DSN: 314-480-9374
    CIV: +49-6371-47-9374
    From USA: 011-49-6371-47-9374



    Sembach, Vogelweh & Kaiserslautern
    DSN: 545-1401
    CIV: +49-611-143-545-1401

    Ramstein & Landstuhl
    DSN: 480-2877
    CIV: +49-6371-47-2877