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March 18, 2008

ISBE DELL e-Broadcast 2008.99 - MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM FUNDING FOR SUMMER OF 2008

The application for migrant education program funding for the summer of 2008 is available at http://www.isbe.net/bilingual/htmls/migrant.htm. The deadline for submission is April 15, 2008.

Districts with eligible migrants may receive funding for summer school programs to serve migrant children and youth. Eligible migrants include children under the age of 22 who have not graduated from high school. They must have moved across state or district lines with their parents or on their own to find qualifying temporary or seasonal work in agriculture or fishing within the past three years.

For assistance in identifying migrant children or completing the application for funding, please contact

Beth Robinson at (312) 814-3850 or berobins@isbe.net.

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