The Arkansas Department of
Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, Federal Programs
Unit, administer the Migrant Education Program, authorized by Part C of Title I
of ESEA. The Migrant Education Program is a supplemental program for the
children of migratory agricultural, seasonal, and temporary workers in
Arkansas. The program is locally managed in six regions, and every regional
program is based at an Educational Services Cooperative. In an effort to serve
Migratory children in Arkansas, regional Title I Part C staff must gather
pertinent information to identify eligible migratory children.
To effectively identify all
migratory children in Arkansas, it is imperative that school districts and
local Migrant Education Program staff collaborate to identify these children. Districts
must include The Migrant Education Program Agricultural Survey in school
enrollment packets to effectively identify eligible students in each school
district. Granting local Migrant Education Program staff access to these
surveys in a timely manner ensures that migratory students
receive appropriate supplemental services to
reach their highest academic potential. The Arkansas Migrant Education
Program is bound by the provisions of FERPA and laws of confidentiality.
Services for these students are recorded and shared with the U.S. Department of
education and other States educational agencies as per federal mandate. Our
program's goal is to ensure that all eligible Migrant students are receiving
timely and appropriate services.
We appreciate your cooperation as
we work together for the educational achievement of these children.
For questions or more
information, please feel free to contact Damaris Tomlison, Director
of Arkansas Migrant Education Program, Division of Elementary and