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School Liaison Office

The School Liaison Office is located in building T-112 on Lajes Air Base.
The DSN phone number is 314-535-5711.
The commercial number to call from the United States is 011-35-295-57-5711.
Office hours are: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The School Liaison Officer (SLO) is the primary point of contact between the military installation, the local school administration, parents, and the community at large. These education professionals are located on all Air Force installations and serve as "liaison" between Air Force families and schools.
If you have questions about any of the information contained on this page or need additional school-related information, you can contact the School Liaison Officer by sending an email to

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Role of the School Liaison Officer (SLO)

The School Liaison Officer's role is to act as a community facilitator: connecting schools, families, and community to address educational issues impacting military children.
Parents, school personnel, and community members with questions on school-age military child education are encouraged to contact the local School Liaison Office.
The School Liaison Office staff:
School Liaison Officer - Laurie Salafia

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School Bus Transportation

School bus transportation is provided to and from school for most off-base housing areas.
Transportation must be arranged after you secure your housing. 
To register students for school bus service, please fill out the bus registration form and  the bus standards and rules form and return it to the School Liaison Officer at Building T-112, or drop off at the school office.

Bus registration updated

Bus standards and rules

Bus Route Maps

The school handbook is a good source for bus transportation information and also provides safety and student behavior guidelines.  The bus driver has the authority/responsibility to maintain order and to enforce safety regulations on the bus.  The following site contains additional information.

DoDDS-Europe Transportation
Lajes Elementary High School (LEHS)

LEHS is one of many schools worldwide, which make up the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).  The mission of DoDEA is to provide a quality education from Kindergarten through grade 12 for eligible minor dependents of Department of Defense military and civilian personnel on overseas assignments.

The Superintendent's Office for LEHS is located in Vicenza, Italy. The Superintendent for the Mediterranean District is Kent Worford.  His e-mail address is:    
His telephone number is DSN: 634-8460 or Civilian: 00 39 0444 8460.

The Principal of LEHS is Ms. Lauri Kenney.  She can be reached at DSN: 314-535-6216 or Civilian: 011 351 - 295-573491/576216.  Her e-mail is:

The Vice-principal is Ms. Shenae Wiley.  You can reach her at DSN 314-535-4151 or e-mail:

DoDEA Attendance Brochure


Home-Schooling Information

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) policy neither encourages nor discourages home schooling, but they do recognize that home schooling is a sponsor's right and that it can be a legitimate alternative form of education.

DoDEA schools provide services for sponsors choosing to home school their minor dependents.  Specified auxiliary services; such as, music, sports, extracurricular and inter-scholastic activities are available.

If you are interested in home-schooling while stationed at Lajes contact the School Liaison Officer for more information.
You can also access information on the following sites:

Non-DoD School Programs

Lajes Elementary High School Links

LEHS Public Web Site (This website is maintained by Lajes EHS)

Graduation Requirements

Obtaining Transcripts

Immunization Requirements

Smoking Policy

Department of Defense Links

U.S. Department of Education

Department of Defense Educational Activity (DODEA)

Department of Defense Schools in Europe

DODEA School Year Calendars

DODDS-Europe Official School Supply List

Be a Volunteer

An integral part of how we provide our children the best educational program possible is through aggressive, enthusiastic volunteer programs.  It takes a combined community effort.  We need military, civilians, and parents to ensure the success of our children. 

Here at Lajes we have a history of providing outstanding support to our school and students.  There are many volunteer programs currently in place.  We have successfully developed, promoted, and maintained partnerships and communications between LEHS and the 65th Air Base Wing to provide an exemplary education and experience for our students.  Don't hesitate to contact your SLO for volunteer opportunities.

The highest reward for a person's work is not what they get for it, but what they become because of it. -- John Ruskin
Free and Reduced Lunch Program

The Free and Reduced Lunch Program is coordinated by the School Liaison Officer.  To apply for the program, you need to complete an USAFE Form 400 and provide it via e-mail or hardcopy to the SLO.  If you qualify, your status will remain for the entire school year.  However, you will be required to register for the program at the beginning of every new school year.

Lunch Program Application (USAFE Form 400)

USDA Brochure

PCS Information

Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)

Military Family Research Institute

Military OneSource

Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)

Military Student

National Military Family Association

 Student CHK List
Department of Defense Educational News
DoDDS Tuition Rates:

Enrollment Data:

DODEA Press Releases:

DODEA School Report Cards:
SLO's Comments

There's no better way to enrich your school community than by volunteering to share your special talents, skills, and knowledge with students, teachers and staff.  At Lajes, our volunteers are partners in teaching, supporting and preparing our students to be productive members of our community.

Military members are encouraged to take time off from duty and civilians to be granted liberal leave (both mission permitting) to participate in school mentoring/tutoring programs, school activities, volunteer opportunities, and alternative dependent education programs.

The benefit in cultivating a strong partnership with our local school is something we all share.  Make a difference in someone's life. 


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