COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 154

July 30, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Request for Migrant Education Liaison

 

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires that every migrant child and youth be identified and have access to services offered to other students in school and determined to be in the child's or youth's best interest. Title I, Part C, Section 1309, of the NCLB Act defines a migrant child as follows: a child who is, or whose parent or spouse is, a migratory agricultural worker, including a migratory dairy worker, or a migratory fisher, and who, in the preceding 36 months, in order to obtain, or accompany such parent or spouse, in order to obtain, temporary or seasonal employment in agricultural or fishing work has moved from one school district to another.

 

The Department of Education would like to establish a migrant education liaison in each school division in order to provide comprehensive technical assistance. School divisions are encouraged to provide information regarding a migrant education liaison on the attached form by August 20, 2004. Forms may be returned via mail, fax, or e-mail using the following contact information:

 

Dr. Shannon Bramblett

Migrant Education Specialist

Virginia Department of Education

Office of Program Administration and Accountability

P. O. Box 2120

Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120

Fax:      (804) 371-7347

E-mail:   sbramble@mail.vak12ed.edu

 

If you have any questions regarding the information contained in this memorandum, please contact Dr. Bramblett at (804) 371-7579 or sbramble@mail.vak12ed.edu.

 

JLD/srb

 

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