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Fort Polk Progress, leaders meet on education initiative

LEESVILLE -- Fort Polk Progress members and education leaders from around the region met Tuesday to discuss a plan to educate Army leaders about the education opportunities for area military families.

The meeting was held at NSU-Fort Polk/Leesville.

Senior Army leaders are evaluating school districts in and around Army installations across the U.S. The evaluations are expected to play into decisions regarding future troop levels.

According to a news release from Fort Polk Progress, representatives from the Rapides Foundation presented an analysis of local, state and national data collected through a foundation’ initiative.

Officials say the the Vernon Parish School District is performing well, even on a national level.

Fort Polk Progress Chairman Mike Reese discussed the group'’s next steps, including creating committees to develop marketing strategies. 

An education symposium will be held in March to educate military families on the effort and to seek their input. Reese said he plans to present the data collected during the process to senior Army leaders in February.
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Location : Leesville
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01/10/2014 2:33PM
Fort Polk Progress, leaders meet on education initiative
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