ERIC Number: ED207759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Como Puede Mejorar el Programa de Educacion Migrante con el Poder e Influencia de los Padres. Parent Power in the Migrant Education Program: How to Make a Difference.
National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.
The bilingual (English-Spanish) handbook explains the established rights that parents with children enrolled in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I Migrant Education Program have and presents ways in which parents can use these rights to help ensure that their children receive a quality education. Chapters discuss: (1) content of the law, delineating state and local responsibilities; (2) strategies for parent involvement through unofficial (working as classroom aides, volunteering, visiting classrooms and teachers) and official (participation in Parent Advisory Councils to evaluate, monitor operations, and guide future project planning) channels; (3) proper uses for Title I funds (supportive services, including identifying and treating health problems, daycare or Head Start, free or reduced-price food); (4) designing project services to meet local needs for outreach and recruitment, bilingual education, health services, staffing, and needs of young, elementary and older students; (5) maintaining school records in compliance with the Migrant Student Record Transfer System and respecting the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; (6) formal procedures for filing parent complaints; and (7) special provision arrangements for public or nonprofit private agencies to administer projects. Appendices provide definitions for Title I terms, and addresses and telephone numbers of state departments of education. (NEC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Ancillary School Services, Bilingual Education, Compliance (Legal), Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Government School Relationship, Grievance Procedures, Migrant Education, Migrant Health Services, Migrant Programs, Parent Grievances, Parent Participation, Parent Responsibility, Parent School Relationship, Program Administration, School Law, Social Services, Student Records
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974