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Spring 2014 Newsletter

Outline of Florida with Migrant Education logo and the words Florida ID&R Office

In this issue of the FL Recruiter

  1. Identification & Recruitment (ID&R) Statewide Training Event
  2. The ID&R Office Needs You
  3. Supplies from the ID&R Office
  4. Immokalee Migrant Workers Get Recognized in the New York Times


Did you know?

Local people and organizations are the recruiter’s best sources of current and accurate information and referrals. Once the recruiter has identified these important contacts, the recruiter should determine how best to build strong working relationships, to exchange information on an ongoing basis, and to promote the MEP. (p. 24) – Chapter 4. “Building a Recruitment Network” U.S Department of Education Migrant Education Program Identification and Recruitment Manual. April 2012.


1. ID&R Statewide Training Event

We are making final preparations for the 2014 ID&R Statewide Training Event. The training begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, April 29 and will close at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Preregistration/Check-In will be available on Monday, April 28 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Stop by and pick up your name badge and training information. Regular registration/check-in will open at 8:00 am on Tuesday, April 29. The registration desk will be set up in front of the Heroes Ballroom located on the Mezzanine Level (2nd Floor). The training agenda is below.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

9:00 – 10:00am - Opening

10:15 – 11:45am - Concurrent Sessions

  • New Recruiter Training
  • Expanding the Box: South Carolina MEP’s Successful Strategies for Serving OSY
  • The Interview Process

11:45 am – 1:15 pm - Lunch (on your own)

1:15 – 2:45 pm - Concurrent Sessions

  • Not Just About Names and Signatures: Tips for Completing MEP Forms
  • Temporary Eligibility Determinations in Florida
  • A Cry for Help: Recruitment of OSY

3:00 – 4:30 pm - Concurrent Sessions

  • Quality Control & Re-interview 101
  • Collier County Migrant Program Recruitment and Data Management Strategies
  • Unique Needs of Out-of-School Youth - UNO Project

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

9:00 – 10:15 am – Concurrent Sessions

  • 4 Tiers Towards Success
  • Effective Intra/Interstate Collaboration Models
  • HEP/CAMP Collaboration and Cooperation with MEP

10:30 – 11:45 am - Closing Session

Downloadable copy of the Training Agenda


2. The ID&R Office Needs You

It is time for us to hear from you. Over the years the FL Recruiter website has served well to provide districts with tools and guidance from the ID&R Office. Now we want to expand the information that comes from you. Intrastate collaboration has been a strong part of ID&R and using the website to share promising practices may help your peers with their recruitment efforts.

Florida was well represented at the recent NASDME National Migrant Education Conference. With your permission, the ID&R Office wants to share information about your sessions on our website. Want to send us a summary of your presentation? Could you send us a copy of your PowerPoint presentation or other materials used in your session? Please send us an email ( and let us know what you are willing to share.

What is happening in your district? Did you recently host a migrant family day? Has someone from your MEP staff received a special recognition from the school district? Send us your recent success stories.

Reminder – The ID&R Office maintains a “Resources from the Field” webpage. Contact our office if you have created a tool or document that could be useful to other local MEPs.


3. Supplies from the ID&R Office

It is getting close to the end of the regular school year; however, we know many of you actively recruit during the summer. Be sure to check your supply of COE forms and contact our office to order more.

Our office still has copies of useful OSY mini lessons in stock. The lessons are listed on the “Resources for Out-of-School Youth” webpage. You may submit requests right from our website.


4. Immokalee migrant workers get recognized in the New York Times

The New York Times recently published an article, In Florida Tomato Fields, A Penny Buys Progress. For many years the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has worked to enlist Florida’s tomato growers to comply with the Fair Food Program, which strives to improve working conditions for workers.

Click here to read the full New York Times article.


Reminder –

Please send the COEs and OSY Profiles by the 5th of every month to the ID&R Office. If you have no COEs or Profiles, please notify the ID&R Office by the 5th of every month.

Florida ID&R Office
10006 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Suite 102
Tampa, FL 33618
Attn: Anna Velez Negrón

Thanks for reading this issue of FL Recruiter Quarterly. The next issue comes out in the summer.

If you have questions about these or any other issues, please contact the ID&R Office at 866.963.6677 or via email at

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