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Petaluma City Schools |  BP  6175  Instruction

Migrant Education Program   

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The Board of Education recognizes that the children of migratory workers move frequently and may attend school irregularly. For this reason, communication between staff and the parents/guardians of these children is especially important. The Board encourages parents/guardians and staff to make every effort to support and assist each other so as to ensure that migrant children maintain sufficient progress.

The district shall make use of available funds to provide supplementary services for migrant students. These services shall be coordinated with other existing district resources such as health screening, compensatory education programs, and programs for English language learners.

(cf. 5141.6 - Student Health and Social Services)

(cf. 5147 - Dropout Prevention)

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

The Superintendent or designee shall plan for late enrollments of migrant students and shall ensure that all migrant students are correctly identified and placed. Insofar as possible, he/she shall acquire records from students' previous school districts and shall consult these records when identifying the students' comprehensive needs and preparing their individual learning plans. Teachers are encouraged to consult with these students' past teachers as part of their effort to provide continuity in education.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that migrant students' records are updated in a timely manner. When students transfer to another district, their records shall be provided to that district in order to assist the district in identifying students' educational and other needs.

(cf. 5125 - Student Records)

The Superintendent or designee shall provide supplementary staff development activities which improve skills that meet the needs of migrant students.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

The Superintendent or designee shall convene a district parent/guardian advisory council to actively involve parents/guardians in planning, operating and evaluating the migrant children program. Advisory council members shall receive training to help them to carry out their responsibilities. (Education Code 54444.2)

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

Legal Reference:


54440-54445 Migrant children


6391-6399 Education of migratory children


200.40-200.45 Migrant education program


adopted: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California