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May 19, 2008

ISBE DELL e-Broadcast 2008.123-Migrant Education Program Application is Now Available: July 31, 2008 Deadline Approaches

Dear Educators Serving ELLs:

This message is from the Division of English Language Learning at the Illinois State Board of Education.

The Migrant Education Program application for the 2008-09 regular school year is available on the Division of English Language Learning webpage at http://www.isbe.net/bilingual/htmls/migrant.htm  Funding is available under Title I, Part C of No Child Left Behind for supplemental academic and support services in school districts with qualifying migrant children and youth.   The deadline for submitting the application is July 31, 2008.

Those eligible for the program are

  • children ages 0-21 who have not graduated from high school
  • who have moved within the past three years across state or school district lines 
  • with a parent or guardian or on their own
  • to obtain temporary or seasonal work in agricultural production, fishing or food processing industries.

A certified recruiter must document that children qualify as migrant students.   ISBE can assist districts with this process.  For more information, contact Beth Robinson at 312- 814-3850.

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