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How do LEAs and ESCs promote interstate and intrastate coordination?


Sending district:

Promote the timely transfer of pertinent school records (including health information, such as health screenings and health problems that may interrupt a student’s education) when children move from one school to another, whether or not the move occurs during the regular school year.

Because migratory families may leave the district at any time, host regularly scheduled informational parent events to ensure parents are aware of how they can assist in the transfer of student information. The recommendation is that these meetings are offered monthly, if possible.

Send parents with transfer packets for each of their migratory children, to deliver to the receiving district staff.

Support the efforts of TMIP in administering the Texas state-mandated assessment in states that receive Texas migratory students.

Submit a TMIP Referral for all migratory children who withdraw prior to the end of the school year.

Notify “receiving” school districts about migratory families who have moved to those districts by sending an MSIX move notification.

Develop secondary credit accrual and academic credit exchange programs, to include partial credits earned.

Invite all your migratory families to a “Send OFF” event at the end of the school year. Use the event to recognize your families who travel over the summer in search of migrant work (Click to view a Sample Parent Invitation Flyer from Brownsville ISD.)

Receiving district:

Conduct transcript reviews to ensure courses are not being repeated.

Develop secondary credit accrual and academic credit exchange programs, to include partial credits earned.

Support the efforts of TMIP in administering the Texas state mandated assessment in states that receive Texas migratory students.

In a timely manner, create and send an email to the sending district requesting the records of eligible migratory children who arrive in the district. (Click to view email Sample for Request of Student Records ). Another option is to send an MSIX Data Request, to ensure a more timely response.

Create a welcome packet for migratory families.

Notify “sending” school districts about migratory families who have moved to your district by sending an MSIX move notification.

Ensure the school district has a process for welcoming new students, such as having teachers assign a buddy to help orient the student to the new school environment.

Host informational parent events to ensure parents are aware of how they can assist in the transfer of information.