Title IC: Migrant Education Program
- Please join us in Anchorage for our next Migrant Education Parent Advisory Council meeting on
April 23, 2015 from 8:30-4:00 at the BP Energy Center.
- Are you signed up to receive our Alaska Migrant Education Newsletters? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list.
- Would you like to nominate the next district or school to be featured in our local spotlight section of the newsletter? Email email@example.com.
- Fall Training 2015 dates and registration will be made available in early April. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Section 1306(b) authorizes migrant 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. Migrant funds are to supplement services provided by other federal, state, or local funds. 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.
2014-2015 Fall Training Resources
Records Manager Guide - pdf
Recruiter Handbook - pdf
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.
Service Delivery Plan - pdf
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. View the current council membership list.
Pac Brochure - pdf
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.
Book Program Brochure - pdf
Annual verification of eligibility in the Migrant Education Program is a requirement of the State of Alaska for participation in the Migrant Education Program. The Alaska Migrant Education Program withdraws all migrant students at the end of school year and migrant eligibility must be reestablished at the start of, or prior to, the next school year. The Mass Withdrawal Report also provides the Migrant Education Office with a list of services each district provided to their eligible migrant students during the school year. The Mass Withdrawal report is due June 15th.
To Be Announced
Use of Funds Guidance - pdf