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N926C - School Liaison Officer


The School Liaison Officer (SLO) serves as the primary link between school districts and school-level personnel, commanders, and military connected parents.  The SLO serves as the installation subject matter expert for issues and processes involving Local Education Agencies (LEA) on all PreK-12 educational matters relating to public, private, home schooling and Department of Defense Education Activity Schools (DoDEA).

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School Liaison

About Us

The School Liaison Officer (SLO) supports:
•             Active-duty military, Reserve and National Guard military personnel, DoD civilians and their families living on or near NSA Naples.
•             Those acting in loco parentis for eligible dependent PreK-12th grade military children.
•             Gold Star spouses of military members who died from a combat-related incident.
The SLO serves as the primary link between school districts and school-level personnel, commanders, and military parents. SLO serves as the installation subject matter expert for outreach educational support of military children in grades PreK-12.
School Liaison Officer primarily provides the following services:
•             SLOs assist families with school transfers and help “level the playing field” for military children and youth.
•             SLOs connect educators with the Navy deployment support system to inform them about the cycles of deployment and the tools available to assist educators in working with Navy children.
•             SLOs assist Navy families by gathering and sharing information on homeschooling issues, policies, and legislation from the NSA Naples schools. They also help leverage Navy Child and Youth Programs resources to support these families.
•             Schools coordinate volunteer efforts.  They also manage the Partnership in Education program, which is designed to improve scholastic achievement, enhance social development and life skills, and offer vocational guidance.
•             SLOs help leverage installation and school resources to provide graduating military students with access to post-secondary information and opportunities.
•             SLOs provide access to information about programs and services, refer families to special education professionals, and help families navigate the administrative systems within local education agencies.
School Liaisons can:
• Answer questions about school enrollment options
• Provide information about local schools and boundaries
• Assist with inbound/outbound school transfers
• Help you understand and navigate the special education process
• Provide resources for college readiness
• Provide community relations, partnerships, and outreach
• Assist with agency referrals on and off the installation
• ...and much more!

Important Information
Click on the links below to navigate to pages containing important information and documents:

Navy MWR Naples School Liaison Officer Website
Child and Youth Programs Facebook Page


Contact Information and Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation and Location
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday:  07:45 to 16:45
Location:  Support Site, Navy Lodging, 1st Floor, Fleet & Family Support Center, Rm. W72

Contact Information
Phone:  DSN 314-629-6549 / COMM +39 081-811-6549

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

About Us

Mission:  Educate, Engage, and Empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.

Vision:  Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere

DoDEA operates 160 schools in 8 Districts located in 11 foreign countries, 7 states, and 2 territories across 10 time zones.  DoDEA employs approximately 15,000 employees who serve more than 69,688 children of active duty military and DoD civilian families.  DoDEA is committed to ensuring that all school-aged children of military families are provided a world-class education that prepares them for postsecondary education and/or career success and to be leading contributors in their communities as well as in our 21st century globalized society.  All DoDEA school districts are accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED), which provides each district with an independent evaluation.

DoDEA Europe South District operates 16 schools in 4 countries across 2 time zones.  There are nearly 900,000 military connected children of all ages worldwide, of which more than 5,000 are enrolled in DoDEA Europe South District schools and served by thousands of teachers and educational aides.

Hours of Operation and Location
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 07:30 to 16:00
Location: Support Site, Constellation Avenue, Buildings 2057 and 2058

Contact Information
Naples Elementary School Phone:  DSN 314-629-7600 / COMM +39 081-811-7600 
Naples Middle High School Phone:  DSN 314-629-7500 / COMM +39 081-811-7500 

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  1. Naples Elementary School Website 
  2. Naples Middle High School Website 
  3. Naples Elementary School Transportation Website 
  4. Naples Middle High School Transportation Website 
  5. Online Registration Website

International & Private Schools


Understanding expanded school choice is essential to selecting the best type of school setting for a child.  International schools are not administered by local, state or national governments.  Parents of students who attend international schools choose to have their child in a school where kids are selected based on either their family income, cultural interests, religious background, or simply based on their academics. Private schools retain the right to select their students and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition, rather than relying on mandatory taxation through public (government) funding.  Private schools in Italy are generally either run by religious organizations or mandated by alternative teaching methods, such as Montessori education.

Financial assistance for international school educational support is not provided in the Naples and Gaeta areas.

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Naples Alternate Day Care and Educational Options

Italian Public Schools


There are four levels of education in Italy:
  1. Scuola dell'infanzia or Scuola maternal or Scuola asilo (3 to 6 years old)
  2. Scuola primaria or Scoula elementare (6 to 11 years old)
  3. Scuola secondaria di primo grado or Scuola media(11 to 14 years old)
  4. Scuola secondaria di secondo grado or Scuola Superior (14 to 19 years old)
COST:  State schools are free, even for foreigners living in Italy who are not formal permanent residents. Fees may apply for registration.  Books are required and may need to be purchased by the family depending on the educational level.  Enrollment taxes do become applicable after students reach the age of 16.
LUNCH:  Mensa is school lunch.  Families will need to purchase vouchers/tickets in person or on line (depending on the vendor and/or the district).  Families may need to purchase plates and utensils.  Families may be provided plates and utensils that need to be cleaned and returned each day.  Providing a personal morning snack for your student is typically required.

ATTENDANCE:  Check with the local school to find out how long the day is for each grade level.  Some younger grades attend/offer 28 hours a week and others offer attend/offer 40 hours a week.  Additionally, some schools conduct classes on Saturday, which are mandatory.  Scuola dell’infanzia eases children in to the school year by slowly increasing the number of hours they attend each day.  The school year often begins in September and ends in June.  The actual opening and closing dates may vary from one school to the next.  Expect schools to be closed during August.  Registration not done prior will need to wait until after.

CURRICULUM:  Italian state schools operate according to a centralized system, which controls school curricula and final examinations.  The academic programs of schooling follow the regulations from the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MUIR).  Catholic religion is part of the curriculum.  Opting out during registration is an option if desired.

LANGUAGE:  State-sponsored schools teach in Italian. English is usually taught as a second language.
SPECIAL NEEDS:  People with disabilities have the right to receive a full education in Italy.  Inclusive education is implemented in Italy to avoid segregating children with special needs.  This requires a comprehensive range of interventions to diagnose children's needs and provide support in terms of specialized teachers, transport and adapting learning materials.  The laws that protect children with special needs are supplemented by regional and state provisions that regulate the implementation of the relevant services.

Required Documents
  • Birth certificate (Translated into Italian)
  • Residence Document (EU citizens) or Residence Document & Permesso di Soggiorno (non-EU citizens) valid for the parent/guardian and child
    • Make sure you have a valid Codice Fiscal in the Soggiorno’s
  • Proof of immunization for polio, diphtheria, tetanus and hepatitis B
    • Request translation assistance at the hospital at least one week before needed
  • Proof of identity (ID Card or Passport)
  • Passport photos
  • Stato di Famiglia (Family Status Certificate)
    • Stato di Famiglia may or may not be needed
  • This can be obtained from the Anagrafe (Local registry office) if the person is a resident or if application has been made for residency
  • Translation of the home country's school curriculum to enable the school to properly place the child
Registration can be done at the school or at the Anagrafe Scuole Stali (School Registry Office)

Important Information

Click on the link below to navigate to pages containing important information and documents:
1. School Liaison Officer Website and Resources 
2. Naples Alternate Day Care and Educational Options 


Home School


Home schooling is one of the many educational choices available for military connected families.  The big difference between home schooling and other school options is that the family chooses the type of educational experience it desires.  That choice can range from a purchase curriculum, to custom-tailored learning situations to fulfill specified credit areas, to an apprenticeship, or to correspondence courses in specialized areas.  The choice depends on the family’s interests and abilities, unique needs, areas of expertise, or special situations such as living overseas.

Even though all states have mandatory school attendance laws, the children of U.S. military and DoD civilian personnel are not subject to these laws when living overseas.  Nor are the children subject to mandatory attendance laws in foreign countries because of the NATO Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA).

The School Liaison Officer (SLO) provides information and referral resources to military connected families who wish to explore home schooling as a school choice option.  Parents may be referred to local home school support groups to gather information and materials, gain access to academic, social, and recreational activities, and to obtain parental support from other home school parents in the area.

Financial assistance for home school educational support is not provided in the Naples and Gaeta areas.

Important Information
Click on the links below to navigate to pages containing important information, events and documents:
SLO Website—Local Naples Home School Roadmap
DoDEA Home School FAQs and Auxiliary Services 

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