Migrant Education Program
Section 1306(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides supplemental funds to be used to meet the identified needs of migratory children that result from their migratory lifestyle, and to permit these children to participate effectively in school. Alaska’s Migrant Education Program is guided by the statewide Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) and the state Service Delivery Plan (SDP) that identifies the measurable program objectives and the instructional strategies designed to meet the needs identified in the CNA. The term "migratory child" for Alaska means a child under the age of 20 (22 with an IEP) who has moved due to an economic necessity on their own, with or to join a parent/guardian or spouse, across school district boundaries (or more than 20 miles in a school district of more than 15,000 square miles) within the last 36 months to obtain or seek work that is seasonal or temporary in a fishing, logging or agricultural activity.
Alaska Migrant Education Program Resources
Resources for Recruiters & Records Managers
- Video Tutorials
- Recruiting Brochure (by PAC) - pdf
- Records Manager Guide - pdf
- Recruiter Handbook - pdf
- Certification of Eligibility (COE) - pdf
- Qualifying Work Activity (QWA) Worksheet
- Mass Withdrawal 2013-2014 - pdf
Resources for Migrant Coordinators
The next state Migrant Parent Advisory Council Meeting will be on November 7, 2014 at the BP center in Anchorage.
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The Alaska Migrant Education Program Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) was updated as of December 2012. Needs were identified in the following four areas:
- Academic support
- High school graduation
- School readiness
- Support services
The Alaska Migrant Education Program Service Delivery Plan was updated as of May 2013. This plan outlines strategies for meeting the needs of migrant students identified in the Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA). It also sets Measurable Program Outcomes (MPOs) on which the migrant education program will be evaluated.
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Parent Advisory Council
The Alaska Migrant Education State Parent Advisory Council meets annually and is comprised of members from 6 regions in Alaska. The council helps the Department develop, implement and review plans for the state migrant education programs. Regional representatives are nominated on a three year basis. The current council membership list can be found here.
The Alaska Migrant Education Book Program is an annual grant-based program to raise literacy for migrant students. Participating districts complete an application to receive funds and a final report at the conclusion of the grant period.