CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Adjutant General James Hoyer and representatives of the governor’s office and state Department of Education signed the Common Ground Compact Friday morning during a ceremony at the state capitol.

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West Virginia Adjutant General Jim Hoyer talked about the significance of the agreement at Friday’s event.

Officials said the re-signing represents a re-commitment to share services and support military children.

According to a news release from the state Department of Education, the Common Ground Compact “focuses on promoting mentoring, training and scholarship opportunities to all students and creating networks of people, organizations and other resources to support military children.”

The partnership, which was established in 2011, has a goal to make sure students are college and career ready.

“The partners establish protocols for military/school collaborations and ensure easy access to available resources such as a speaker’s bureau, career and college planning resources, family support resources, student leadership opportunities, tutoring and mentoring services and much more,” the Department of Education said.