Title I, Part C - Migrant Services
Direct services and support is offered to migrant students and families in Region 12 LEAs under the Title I - Part C Migrant Education Program, which was designed to support programs that help migrant students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle.
The purpose of the program is to provide migratory children, younger than 22, with the opportunity to meet the same challenging State content and performance standards that the State has established for all children.
Region 12 addresses the program goal by doing the following:
Delivery of MEP services to migrant children and youth must be in accordance with the service delivery goals for the Texas MEP. The services/strategies outlined in this section are designed to meet the specific needs identified through the Statewide CNA process. However, services may be delivered to meet the identified, documented needs of migrant children as they relate to the OME’s Seven Areas of Concern:
In analyzing eligibility criteria, it helps to proceed with the understanding that all criteria must be met in order to identify and recruit a child as legally eligible for the Migrant Education Program. Eligibility criteria for migratory children can be described using five basic elements: WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY, and WHEN.
A child who is, or whose parent, spouse, or guardian, is a migratory agricultural worker, or migratory fisher;
from one school district to another; or, in a state that is comprised of a single school district, has moved from one school administrative area to another within such district;
in order to obtain, or accompany such parent, spouse, or guardian in order to obtain, temporary or seasonal employment in agricultural or fishing work that serves as a principal means of livelihood for the worker and his or her family;
within the preceding 36 months;
Within these basic elements are many key terms which need to be identified. Definitions are found in Public Law 107 110, Section 1309(2)(a c) and the Federal Regulations published as 34 CFR. Part 200, July 3, 1995.
This Shared Services Arrangement provides districts with direct services required under the No Child Left Behind Title I, Part C (Migrant Education Program) for migrant students and families.
Expert assistance, information, and training is provided to Independent Project LEAs (funded and managing the program independently) in completing the Title I, C (Migrant Education Program) portion of the ESSA Consolidated Federal Application and Compliance Report.
ESC Region 12 uses a Family Survey, updated annually and approved by parents of Migrant children, as a recruiting tool to locate and identify qualifying Migrant children and youth. The Family Survey is distributed to all LEAs in Region 12 and it is included in the school registration packet. Based on responses to the questions on this document, ESC Region 12 Migrant Service Coordinators conduct interviews with the family to gather more information and determine eligibility for services.
The New Generation System (NGS) is a state-wide database that stores demographic, educational, and health information on migrant children to be shared with educators of migrant students throughout the state of Texas. ESC Region 12 provides this service to all Project and Non-project districts in Region 12.
Parent involvement is a fundamental component of ESSA Title I programs. Parents are a key component in the success of every student. Consistently notifying parents and providing written communication, in the language the parent understands, of school activities and student progress on academic achievement are required activities. Involvement of parents in various school activities can propel students forward into achievement in all areas. It is through their participation that parents are empowered and able to be involved in decisions related to various aspects of program implementation. All programs, activities, and procedures should be organized and structured in a way that allows for parents to be meaningful participants.
ESC Region 12 provides support and expert assistance through professional development that focuses on research-based strategies that will assist LEAs in building parent involvement capacity. Parental Involvement is encouraged through the formation of the Parent Advisory Council. The PAC advises the LEA on issues related to planning, operation, and evaluation of the Migrant Education Program in which their children participate.
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