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ID&R and PFS Action Plans


ID&R Action Plan

The Texas Manual for the Identification and Recruitment of Migrant Children clearly states the requirement for all Independent Project Districts to create and implement an ID&R Action Plan. According to the ID&R Manual, “for ID&R to be effective, it must be ongoing throughout the entire year, not just the school year, and balanced, which means that a variety of resources including the school district, local community and local employers must be included in the efforts to identify and recruit all migrant children and their families who reside within the school district’s boundaries. The information that is gathered is then compiled into the district’s ID&R Plan which outlines all facets of identification and recruitment.”15

Annually, ESCs are required to

  • Train all Independent Project Districts in the development and implementation of the district-specific ID&R Plan
  • Ensure inclusion of the ID&R Plan into the DIP

The ID&R Action Plan Template and can also be found in the Texas Manual for the Identification and Recruitment of Migrant Children.16

PFS Action Plan

As stated in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) - 1304(d) PRIORITY FOR SERVICES statute, when providing services with MEP funds, LEAs must give priority to migratory children who have made a qualifying move within the previous one-year period and who (1) are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the challenging State academic standards; or (2) have dropped out of school.17 The PFS Action Plan articulates the criteria for addressing the plan for PFS student’s success and must be incorporated into a separate migrant-specific section of the DIP.

Annually, ESCs are required to

  • Train all Independent Project Districts in the development and implementation of the district-specific PFS Plan
  • Review all Independent Project Districts’ PFS Action Plans to ensure accuracy and completeness. This must be completed before the end of September
  • Ensure inclusion of the PFS Plan into the DIP
  • Monitor throughout the year via the PFS Tracking Report on NGS to ensure LEAs are running the required monthly PFS reports.

Contact the TEA for the current version of the PFS Action Plan Template.


15 Texas Education Agency, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Texas Manual for the identification and Recruitment of Migrant Children (Texas Education Agency, 2019), p. 5.11.
16 Texas Education Agency, Texas Manual, pp. 5.15-5.16.
17 U.S. Department of Education, “State Applications, Services,” Title I, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Education of Migratory Children (Amended as ESSA). Sec. 1304(d), last modied September 15, 2004, accessed June 22, 2020. https://txmigrant.net/AIIMS/ESSAConsolidatedFederalGrantApplication.