ERIC Number: ED431571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines Governing the Education of Migrant Children in Louisiana. Revised.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Migrant Education.
This handbook provides Louisiana educators with information on the special needs of migrant children, the lawful obligations of Louisiana schools to address those needs, and the types of assistance available through the Migrant Education Program and other resources. To meet the needs of at-risk migrant students, the Louisiana Department of Education makes subgrants to school districts and other agencies to deliver special services under the Title I Migrant Education Program, as authorized by the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994. According to the specific definitions for the Title I Program, migrant children and youth are ages 3 through 21 and have moved across school district lines within the past 3 years, alone or with a parent or guardian who is seeking temporary or seasonal work in an agricultural or fishing activity. Children in Louisiana's Migrant Education Program have been identified by a Migrant Education recruiter and are formally enrolled in the program. Information on the needs and rights of migrant children is given, as well as information for dealing with children who do not speak English or who have limited English proficiency. Services provided by the Migrant Education Program are listed. The handbook includes telephone numbers for contacting migrant education programs within the state. School systems by assigned area are also listed. (CDS)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Migrant Education.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana