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Migrant Education

Migrant children are eligible to receive supplementary assistance

Contact: Stacey Seabaugh, Director of Special Services at sseabaugh@pcsd32.com or 573-547-7500 Ext. 352

Migrant education is a Title I.C federal entitlement program designed to provide supplementary education and human resources services to highly mobile children who are aged three (3) through twenty-one (21). Eligibility for the program is determined by the lifestyle of the parents/guardian, i.e moving across school district, county, or state boundaries for the purpose of seeking or obtaining temporary or seasonal work in agriculture or commercial fishing activities. Children must move with the parent/guardian or join the parent/guardian within 12 months of a qualifying move. Children who are determined to be eligible may remain eligible for up to 36 months without another qualifying move.

The mission of the migrant program is to provide educational and human resource service opportunities which stengthen and enhance the development of the migrant child and the migrant family. The migrant program focuses primarily on the educational needs of the migrant child and attempts to alleviate barriers to successful educational achievement.

The Title I.C Migrant Education Program Regular School Term Application for school year 2012-2013 is due July 27, 2012. Districts must have prior authorization to participate in this Migrant Regular School Term Program.

Migratory Child

MIGRATORY AGRICULTURAL WORKER — means an individual who made a qualifying move in the preceding 36 months and, after doing so, engaged in new temporary or seasonal employment or personal subsistence in agriculture, which may be dairy work or the initial processing of raw agricultural products.

If an individual did not engage in such new employment soon after a qualifying move, such individual may be considered a migratory agricultural worker if the individual actively sought such new employment and has a recent history of moves for temporary or seasonal agricultural employment.

MIGRATORY CHILD — The term ‘migratory child’ means a child or youth who made a qualifying move in the preceding 36 months —
(A) as a migratory agricultural worker or a migratory fisher; or
(B) with, or to join, a parent or spouse who is a migratory agricultural worker or a migratory fisher.

MIGRATORY FISHER — The term ‘migratory fisher’ means an individual who made a qualifying move in the preceding 36 months and, after doing so, engaged in new temporary or seasonal employment or personal subsistence in fishing. If the individual did not engage in such new employment soon after the move, the individual may be considered a migratory fisher if the individual actively sought such new employment and has a recent history of moves for temporary or seasonal fishing employment.