Questions & Answers:
A: The Migrant Education Program provdies services to those students with a parent/guardian seeking or acquiring employment in agriculture, relate food processing activities and/or fishing in the past year.
A: Migrant students have the same physical, emotional, and social needs as all other students. They are required to meet the same state and district adopted student performance standards as non-Migrant students. Due to educational disruption caused by frequent mobility, problems caused by poverty, and limited English Proficiency skills, Migrant students usually have low academic achievement. The fact that most Migrant parents do not speak English and are unfamiliar with the educational system adds to the low performance of students. This combination of factors causes a large percentage of Migrant students to dropout of school.
A: The services provided to Migrant students depend on the needs of the students and on the services already available in their schools and community. The Migrant Education Program provides supplementary, auxillary services that enhance the educational and support services of the school districts and community agencies. Through analysis of student needs and collaboration with district and service provider personnel, some of the services provided include:
- Identification and Recruitment of Students and Families
- Preschool Programs, Kindergarten Readiness
- Leadership Development
- School Supplies
- Health Education and information to Students and Families
- Continuous Learning Programs
- Literacy support for students and parents
- Community Summer School Programs
A: School districts are responsible for the education of Migrant students the same way that they are responsible for non-Migrant students. These responsibilities include assessing the academic needs of Migrant students, providing them with access to meaningful and relevant curriculum, and monitoring academic progress to ensure they meet curriculum and student performance standards. The districts include Migrant parents on a continuous basis in their children's education.
In addition, school districts collaborate with Migrant Education Program staff to plan and implement an effective and compliant program described in the district's LEA plan.
A: Any school district with identified Migrant students in eligible to participate in the program.
A: No answer was supplied
A: The Brunswick County Schools Office of Administration opertes under the guidelines of NCDPI for the Migrant Education Program. Brunswick County currently serves approximately 40 identified Migrant students and their families within the school district.
A: The objectives of the program are:
- Enhance the probability of students maintaining passing grades
- Encourage student growth in reading and math as assessed by EOG's and EOC's
- Provide appropriate resources to supplement instruction
- Encourage parents to participate in their child's academic functions and activities
- Provide a recruiter to identify Migrant families and make personal contact as needed
- Review all documentation for accuracy
- Refer all preschool Migrant children for participation in the Title l preschools
Services will be coordinated with local, state, and federal educational agencies to meet the appropriate needs of Migrant students' (health, social, housing, etc.)