The Marion County Public Schools offer Migrant Eduation services to eligible children residing in our attendance area. We offer the services of a recruiter/advocate three days per week, serving all seven schools. The funding/resources for these services are shared by the Taylor County Public Schools and the Campbellsville Independent Schools. For further information contact your child's school or the Marion County Board of Education office at 692-3721.
Title I, Part C, Migrant Education, as reauthorized under Public Law 107-110 (also know as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 or NCLB), is a supplemental education program for children of migratory farm workers. Children qualify for the migrant program because of the lifestyle of their parents, i.e. moving across school district, county, or state borders or between the United States and Mexico for the purpose of seeking temporary and/or seasonal employment in agriculture or commercial fishing activities. Children must move with their parents or move to join their parents within 365 days of the qualifying move of the parent(s). Children and youth may also qualify if they move without their parent(s) and are seeking temporary and/or seasonal employment in qualifying activities.
What Is the Basic Program Design?
Kentucky's migrant program model consists of four (4) parts, all of which are necessary to assure that children of qualifying families are properly identified and recruited; that they have an individual(s) working on their behalf in the schools and the community; that they are provided the opportunity for additional instruction and enrichment activities during intersessions and summer periods; and that appropriate student and family records are maintained.
Every local district that participates in the migrant program must have someone (part-time or full-time) whose job function is to properly identify and recruit children into the program. Recruiters, as they are more commonly known, are responsible for developing a network of resources within the schools and the community that allows them to regularly identify and enroll children into the program. Recruitment is an absolute necessity without which a local school district cannot generate program funds to hire staff and provide needed services for children.
Advocates are persons employed by local school districts to deliver and/or to arrange services that children need to participate successfully in school. Advocates must have certification to teach in a Kentucky classroom. These individuals have responsibilities in the schools, the child's home, and the community.
Funds for migrant education projects are generated by the numbers of eligible children residing in a school district and/or enrolled in a school within the district. Local school districts will receive funding on all eligible children between the ages of three (3) and twenty-one (inclusive) who have not achieved a high school diploma or a GED and who have been entered into the MIS2000 records system.