Fort Hood: Educators attend summit

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FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) Central Texas superintendents, administrators came together Friday morning for an education summit at Fort Hood.

The educators discussed how to make the transition easy for their students and their parents.

“We serve 17,000 military connected students. It’s just a great opportunity for educators and our partners on Fort Hood to come together and talk about really matters,” Killeen ISD Superintendent Dr. John Craft said.

With more than 45,000 students enrolled, Craft says the district’s staff is prepared to help military connected students with the transition.

We are putting in place intervention programs and safe guards that best supports students and families through those transitions,” Craft said.

Next to Fort Hood, Copperas Cove ISD has close to 2,000 military connected students enrolled.

Cove ISD Superintendent Dr. Joseph Burns says some challenges they see are not academically related.

“Especially our counseling staff about intervening with students who are having trouble with resiliency or are having trouble with the loss of a parent or the struggle of a parent who has been severely injured and having to anticipate what that looks like when the parent comes home,” Burns said.

This is the fifth year the summit has taken place at Fort Hood.