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Washington State Migrant Education Program District Program Planning. A Workshop for Migrant Program Directors. Why Plan?. “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” --Old Proverb. Who are the stakeholders?. Migrant Director Migrant Parent Leader(s) Migrant Student Leader(s) Home Visitor.
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Washington State Migrant Education ProgramDistrict Program Planning A Workshop for Migrant Program Directors
“He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” --Old Proverb
Migrant Director • Migrant Parent Leader(s) • Migrant Student Leader(s) • Home Visitor
Records Clerk • Building Administrators • HS Counselor
Allocation • Title I, Part C federal law • Washington State MEP Guidelines • Migrant student data • Available local district services • Progress made YTD (current program)
Funding and Allocations Funds are authorized by the federal legislature under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002. Funds are dispersed to states based on the number of migrant students who are identified annually in that state.
Washington State Allocations Number of migrant students identified and attending school, multiplied by base rate of approx $440 per FTE Extra funding for students who have interrupted school year Extra funding for students who are attending a district funded early learning program
How Funds are Allocated • School Year 2008 - 2009 • School Year 2009 - 2010 • School Year 2010 - 2011 • School Year 2011 - 2012
Title I, Part C Federal Law • Purpose of program • Definition of migrant • Priority for Service • Supplement/Supplant • Access to services • Schoolwides • Required activities • Allowable services
The Purpose of the MEP: To ensure that migrant children ages 3-21 fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children To address the special educational needs of migrant children to better enable them to succeed academically
DEFINITION OF “MIGRANT” A child who is, or whose parents, spouse, or guardian is, a migratory agricultural worker, including a migratory dairy worker, or migratory fisher; and Who, in the preceding 36 months, accompanies such parent, spouse, or guardian in order to obtain temporary or seasonal employment in agricultural or fishing work and has moved from one school district to another
PRIORITY FOR SERVICE (PFS) Migrant students who… • are at risk of not meeting the same high quality academic standards required of all students AND • Have had an interruption in their school enrollment during the school year
Priority for Service (PFS) All Migrant Students At risk of not meeting state academic standards Interrupted School Year PFS
Access to Services “Migratory children will have an opportunity to meet the same challenging State academic content standards and challenging State student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet”
Schoolwide Programs C4. Are there any limitations on the use of MEP funds in a schoolwide program? Yes. Section 1306(b)(4) of the statute and sections 200.29(c)(1) and 200.86 of the regulations require schools to first use the MEP funds, in consultation with migrant parents, to meet the special educational needs of migrant children before they may combine MEP funds in a schoolwide program.
Schoolwide Programs, cont. The special educational needs of migrant children are: 1) the unique needs that result from the effects of their migratory lifestyle, and 2) those other needs that are necessary to permit these students to participate effectively in school. The school also must document that these needs have been met before it may combine MEP funds in a schoolwide program.
Required Activities • Identification and recruitment of families/students (I&R) • Program planning, implementation and evaluation (program administration) • Parental involvement in planning, implementation and evaluation • Parent Advisory Committee • Professional development
Allowable Services • Instructional Services • Support Services
Instructional Services Educational activities for preschool-age children and instruction in elementary and secondary schools, such as tutoring before and after school;
Support Services Educationally related activities, i.e., • Advocacy • Health • Nutrition • Social services for families • Necessary educational supplies • Transportation
Services to migrant children and their families may include: • Supplemental academic programs • Instructional training • Health programs • Preschool programs • Family home visiting • Academic counseling services • Parental involvement activities • Migrant student data collection and recording
Services (cont.) • Student leadership opportunities • Summer schools programs • Secondary credit accrual and exchange • Grants for supplemental secondary services, dropout prevention and retrieval, and alternative education programs; and • Dissemination of information
Washington State MEP • Review Service Delivery Plan Goals and Action Steps (including new for 11-12) • Review local baseline and ongoing data • Parent survey • Student survey • MSIS and local data
Migrant Student Data • Use MSIS Student Needs Assessment report • Use other MSIS reports • Request thorough credit check from counselors on all high school migrant students
Available Local Services • Talk to Building Principals and school counselors • If needed, use sample letter to principals • Attach building needs assessment • Attach SDP blank for principals to fill in and return
YTD Progress (Current MEP) • Look at MSIS service delivery plan goal worksheets with progress indicators • Look at baseline reports in MSIS • Look at current student needs assessment compared to initial student needs assessment
Planning Steps Gather and review pre-requisite information Complete MSIS goal worksheets Make staffing decisions Plan professional development Create budget Submit iGrant application (by July 1st)
Staffing • Director • Home Visitor • Records Clerk • Graduation Specialist • Student Advocate • Parent Involvement Advocate • PASS Contact Person
Professional Development Professional development is available from many diferent sources including: • MERO • SEMY • MSDR • Migrant HEALTH • OSPI
Budget • MEP has no carryover • Funds must be spent for current year’s activities (no stockpiling of supplies for future) • Check out the new “Project/Event” budget tool from MERO