Title I, Part C – Education of Migratory Children
The School Board of Broward County (SBBC) supports high-quality education programs to help migratory children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation and other factors that inhibit the ability of such children to meet the challenging state content and performance standards which all children are expected to meet.
The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to provide for the unmet needs of children of migratory agricultural workers and migratory fishermen. Support is derived from federal funds via the Florida Department of Education and through collaboration with other federal programs and community partnerships.
The Migrant Education Program is a compensatory education program designed to address many of the unmet needs of migratory students, including the needs of migrant children enrolled in the preschool program for three- and four-year-old children at Robert C. Markham Elementary School. Some of the educational needs of migratory students in the district are addressed by providing services as follows:
Early Intervention Preschool Program
Robert C. Markham Elementary School in Pompano Beach, FL is the program school serving three- and four-year-old migrant children.
Identification and Recruitment Services
Migrant families are identified and recruited on farms, at schools, churches, supermarkets, health department offices, social services offices, and other community agencies.
Advocacy and Coordination of Services
Services include student enrollment, coordination of services with school personnel, interpreting for non-English speaking parents, referrals to community agencies, High School Equivalency Programs, and scholarship programs.
Parents are kept abreast of the Migrant Education Program through parent meetings, flyers, home and school visits, and phone calls. Two Migrant Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings are held annually. Parents are encouraged to become participants in their children's education by volunteering at school and in the classroom. In addition, parents are encouraged to attend school sponsored parent training/workshops and other school and District related activities.