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June 2011 Newsletter

In this issue of the FL Recruiter

  1. Migrant Hotline News & Updates
  2. COE Update
  3. OSY Materials Available
  4. Submitting Questions and Comments to flrecruiter.org
  5. Scheduling Fall ID&R Training

 


1. Migrant Hotline News & Updates

The National Migrant Hotline would like to remind staff that this is the perfect time to share hotline promotional materials with families as they are getting ready to travel "up north" during the summer. The hotline provides referrals to families regarding education, health, and other social services. Promotional materials can be obtained by going to The National Migrant Education Hotline Webpage.

Also, the Migrant Hotline is pleased to introduce it's newest specialist, Mr. Erick Gonzalez. Erick joins the Hotline team after working as an adolescent migrant coordinator for the Oneonta Migrant Education Outreach Program in Oneonta, New York. He has also worked with the NY state Health Department, providing health education and services to underrepresented communities, including migrant farmworkers.

 


2. COE Update

The ID&R Office is currently reviewing the state's COE to incorporate any modifications and changes, based on OME guidance as well as any suggestions received during the recent training events held last spring. Please continue using the current COE until a new form is provided by the ID&R office.

Please contact the ID&R Office if additional COEs are needed.

 


3. OSY Materials Available

There are materials still available for the OSY population at the ID&R Office. The materials available include: health mini lessons, finance and health mini lessons, and laundry bags with reasonable, allowable, and necessary (RAN) items. Please contact the ID&R Office to receive these materials.

 


4. Submitting Questions and Comments to flrecruiter.org.

A feature of the website is the ability to submit questions on ID&R related matters. The ID&R Office reviews every question and makes an attempt to respond to each. Posters usually provide a name and/or email address that allows the ID&R staff to follow-up to the inquiries in a more effective manner. When the sender's contact information is omitted, however, the ID&R Office attempts to provide an answer via the website, or using the listserv. The following question was recently posted to the website by an anonymous user:

Q. If a qualifying child and the parent live with the grandparents and both travel with the grandparents, where does the name of the grandparents and parent go on the COE?

ID&R Office response:

As long as all eligibility factors are present (STAMP), and the only eligible children are the grandchildren, the grandparent(s) name(s) is/are entered in Section I, #1 (current parent) and the parent's name is entered in Section I, #2 (legal parent). The grandparent who has the qualifying job is the worker. A note should be included in the comments section indicating that the child is traveling with the grandparent(s).

 


5. Scheduling Training from the ID&R Office in the Fall

Please contact the ID&R Office to request training for migrant staff during the fall. The times available depend on ID&R staff's schedule, and requesting training as soon as possible will assist in completing as many requests as possible.

 


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