Title 1c Migrant Education Program
The Migrant Education Program (Title IC) is a federal program to support students who move across distrcit boundaries for agricultural purposes, such as crop work or fishing/crabbing. Most of La Conner School District's migrant students are Native American. You can also find us on Facebook by searching La Conner Migrant Program.
If you'd like to see interviews with some of our Special Services staff, including Migrant, you can watch a video of a Town Hall meeting held on Dec 15, 2021. Click here to watch. Passcode is X=$0azLf. Information about parent rights and complaint procedures is near the end.
For more information on eligibility, please read below.
For more information about the Migrant Education Program statewide, check on OSPI's Migrant Education Page.
Who am I?
My name is Heidi Darling and I am the Migrant Recruiter/Student Support Advocate for La Conner School District.
You can reach me at: (360) 466-3173 X.2212 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What do I do?
I advocate for students by providing supplemental support and services focused on meeting the unique needs of migrant students, coordinate services with other resources migrant students may be eligible and entitled to receive and work with the district’s Migrant Education Federal Program’s director and school staff to identify and establish program and student goals in alignment with the district’s local plan and the State Service Delivery Plan.
My favorite part of this job is connecting with the community in our area on a regular basis to confirm the location and presence of migrant workers and their families. Develop an identification & recruitment network with organizations and agencies that provide services to migrant workers and their families. Complete a new Certificate of Eligibility according to state/federal guidelines for each eligible migrant family immediately upon arriving to the school district/community, for student in and out of school. Annually revalidate all families' most recent information.
I also will refer migrant families to appropriate, health, social or legal services in order to meet the needs of
the migrant student's successful participation in school.
LINKS TO PROGRAMS
In our MIgrant program, the students are regularly invited to different programs, conferences or academies like "Native Voices", "Dare to Dreeam", "Migrant Youth Conference",etc.
With COVID, these have had to be virtual but we look forward to being in-person again.
Here is a link to see what Native Voices is like and stories about the educators that teach there.
Here is a link to check out the Dare to Dream program our Migrant students are invited to each year..
This year, our 6-12th graders are invited by the ESD to the Migrant Youth Conference 2021