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ERIC Number: ED184740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-17
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Parental Involvement in the Migrant Education Program.
Ridgway, John; And Others
Although the Migrant Education Program dates from 1965, parental involvement in it is governed by very recent statutory and regulatory requirements. Current statutory requirements come from the Elementary Secondary Education Amendments (ESEA) of 1978. They concern the establishment of and consultation by State and Local Education Agencies (SEAs and LEAs) with Parent Advisory Councils (PACs), and are in accordance with the detailed ESEA requirements regarding PAC membership, election, meetings, responsibilities, and resources. Parental involvement in the program is further governed by the 1978 Migrant Education Program Regulations, which require each SEA and LEA to establish and consult with a PAC composed of people aware of migrant children's needs. Furthermore, the regulations require the agencies to develop strategies for effective parental project involvement. State reactions to the new requirements have been outstanding. Massachusetts, Oregon, and Colorado in particular are demonstrating their commitment to parental involvement objectives. While advocacy groups want more prescriptive PAC requirements, state and local program administrators do not. Therefore, the program is strengthening several requirements but distinguishing between state and local PACs, and projects of varying lengths. The program asks local projects to provide migrant parents with meaningful PAC involvement, opportunities for volunteerism and employment, and family-centered projects. (SB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1978; Elementary and Secondary Education Act