Veterans Day 2023

  • Military Family Resources

    Escambia County Public Schools (ECPS) proudly supports military students and families. We offer resources for transition planning, academic planning, and exceptional student education services. Please visit the Escambia County Public Schools Military Families page here ( for resources and information.

    Jim C. Bailey Middle School is able to offer military students and family support through the Military and Family Life Counseling Program

    The military students at Jim C. Bailey may participate in the Anchored 4 Life and Student2Student programs. These groups are student-led organizations which help incoming and outgoing students deal with the frequent relocation process by giving them an international organization they can lean on for comradery and support at their new schools. Students lead tours, distribute welcome packets, hold meetings, partner with new students and complete a yearly service project for their school. The advisors for these groups facilitate student leadership skills, and growth of new friendships, while ensuring students settle into Bailey Middle, or they are prepared for their journey to their new school.

    Inaugural Student2Student meeting, 23-24 School year.  


  • What is a Military & Family Life Counselor (MFLC)?
    MFLCs help military families through cycles of deployment and reintegration by providing non-medical, short-term counseling. Through a partnership between Escambia School District, Jim C. Bailey Middle School and the office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, a counselor will be assigned to Jim C. Bailey Middle School during the school year.

    How are counselors selected?
    Counselors are selected for their demonstrated expertise and training and are under the management of the office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy.  Counselors hold a master’s degree or a Ph.D., are licensed in their home states and have experience working with children and youth. Counselors go through rigorous background checks before being placed in schools.

    Why are the counselors in certain schools and not others?
    Schools were selected to receive MFLCs based on their percentage of military connected students.

    What is the counselor’s role in the school?
    Counselors will provide care that augments the support services already in place at each school. Counselors take part in everyday school activities and events and help with deployment and reintegration; family dynamics; positive coping mechanisms; staff support and education; parent education and stress reduction. Counselors are also available to facilitate groups and trainings to build leadership skills; manage anger; build self-esteem and confidence and strengthen communication.

    Do counselors keep records about students and families?
    No. Services provided by counselors are private and confidential with the exception of mandatory federal and military reporting requirements (i.e., child abuse, domestic violence and other life-threatening situations). No counseling records are maintained.

    *For more information about the Child and Youth Behavioral Military & Family Life Counselors (CYB-MFLC) School Program, contact the Guidance Department at Jim C. Bailey Middle School, 492-6136 ext. 401030.


    Military and Family Life

    Counseling Program (MFLC)


    School Move Checklist


2022 Veterans' Day