Migrant Education Program Overview
Title I federal funds are given to schools that have a high poverty rate among the families in attendance. These funds are used to ensure that all children have an equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at the minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
The Migrant Education Program is a Title I Supplemental program designed to meet the unique needs of students whose seasonal relocations may disrupt their educational opportunities. A migrant-eligible child is one who has traveled with his/her family within in the past three years to conduct subsistence activities.
Migrant children are children who:
Across school district boundaries*
within the last three years
on their own, with, or to join a parent, guardian, or spouse
to obtain or seek work that is seasonal or temporary
in fishing, logging, or agricultural activity.
and the move is an economic necessity.
*FNSBSD is under 15K square miles. Therefore, students must move across district boundaries to qualify.
Migrant children must:
Be younger than 20 years old**
Not having graduated from high school
Note: A GED is not considered a high school diploma and does not equate to graduation
**or younger than 22 with an IEP on file
Change from one residence to another for fishing or agricultural purposes, occurs due to economic necessity.
- Length of the move must be at least one night/two days with a total of seven nights/eight days per year.
- Both the worker and children must make moves.
Program Eligibility Questionnaire
The online Google eligibility questionnaire is available directly below. Once a questionnaire is received, you will be contacted by a recruiter to complete the eligibility interview.
If you would like to get a paper version, please email the recruiter. Once completed, submit the paper form to your child's school or you can mail it directly to our office at:
Migrant Education Program
520 Fifth Ave, 4th Floor
Fairbanks, AK 99701
School District Boundary Maps
4th Floor, Suite A
Main #: (907) 452-2000, x11482
Fax: (907) 452-3172
Assistant Director of Student Support Services