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Spring 2008 Newsletter

In this issue of the FL Recruiter:

1. Spring 2008 ID&R Training

2. 2008 National Migrant Education Conference

3. Florida Migrant Education State Conference

4. COE Completion - Reminders

5. Qualifying Activities by District - Information Needed


1. Spring 2008 ID&R Training

As you may be aware, our office recently concluded the 2008 ID&R Training events throughout the state. Five sessions were held at five locations with a total attendance of approximately 225 individuals. The ID&R Office wishes to thank everyone who attended the sessions. We are looking forward to many future opportunities to talk about eligibility of migrant children in Florida.

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  • Quality Control Florida
  • Moves to Mexico
  • PMOL Florida
  • STAMP Florida Eligibility Flowchart
  • Quality Control Procedures - DRAFT

In addition, we are including the eligibility scenarios for PMOL and Moves to Mexico with a brief discussion for each scenario indicating the ID&R Office's interpretation. Needless to say, there were two scenarios (#2 for PMOL and #2 for Moves to Mexico) that generated a lot of discussion and some re-thinking on our part. Please review these scenarios and contact our office if you have any questions. Again, we want to thank you for your participation at the Spring 2008 Trainings. We also want to thank the following districts and/or agencies for assisting our staff during the process - Carlos Guffain and Lissa Gonzalez from ECTAC; Mary Jane Ford and Palm Beach's MEP Staff; Carmen Sorondo and Hillsborough County's staff, and Earl Wiggins and Collier County's staff.


2. 2008 National Migrant Education Conference

This year the 2008 National Migrant Education Conference will be in Orlando, Florida, from April 19-23, 2008. As the host State, we are sure that many of you will be in attendance. If you attend any session that shares innovative or creative ideas on ID&R, please let our office know. Efforts may be made to make sure that those ideas are brought to the state and shared at the State's MEP Conference (see below for more information). Remember, however, that every state may do things differently, and what may work in other states may not be as effective for Florida, and vice versa. And, of course, make sure to have fun and say hi to the FL ID&R Office staff when you are in Orlando!


3. Florida Migrant Education State Conference

The Florida Migrant Education State Conference will be held October 20-23, 2008 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. This year's conference will be a joint effort between the Migrant Education and Homeless Education Programs. More details will be forthcoming regarding registration, call for proposals and registration.


4. COE Completion - Reminders

As a result of the recent Spring Training events, there have been some issues regarding COE completion that have come to our attention. First, the boxes next to "Seek" and "Obtain". When a recruiter interviews a family who moved with the intent to seek qualifying work, the recruiter must mark the box next to "seek". If the family obtained the qualifying work, the recruiter should mark the box next to "Obtain". In addition, every time a recruiter checks that the work was to "seek", documentation is needed in "#15 - Comments" on the reasons why the family sought but did not obtain qualifying work. No comments are needed when the worker obtained the qualifying employment. Second, the question "Work was a PMOL" should always be answered by a check in the box next to "Yes". By definition, work that is not a Principal Means of Livelihood (PMOL) does not qualify for the migrant education program.


5. Qualifying Activities by District

The ID&R Office has only received a few "qualifying activities" charts from individual districts. Last December, our office asked districts to complete the form (attached) indicating the main qualifying activities at the local level. We want to thank those that have submitted this information, however, there are still a significant number of counties who have yet to provide this information to us. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.


If you have questions about these or any other issues, please contact the ID&R Office at 866.963.6677 or via email at FL-recruiters@escmail.org.

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