School boards and superintendents throughout Florida are required by state statute to cooperate with the Department of Education in identifying and reporting the names of each child who meet the qualifications defined by the Federal Regulation (Section 201.3) and Florida Statutes 230.23(13)(b) and 230.33(14)(b). To accomplish this recruiters are employed to identify and recruit migrant families. Recruitment activities are handled through periodic visits to migrant living areas, referrals from schools, health departments, food stamp offices, and other agencies.
Migrant Services Coordinators located in Escambia County and Gadsden County and the central office staff located in Chipley provide wide-range, comprehensive family support through networking with agencies, programs and services to assist migrant parents and their children.
Interstate and Intrastate Coordination
PAEC cooperates with other agencies through the referral of eligible secondary students to GED Programs, and Summer Institutes; Statewide contacts are maintained through committee participation and meetings and through participation in workshops and conferences.
Other Supporting Services Provided by Program Staff
Health Services are provided through linkage with agencies to provided health screenings, immunizations, dental care, lice treatment and other needed services.
Social Services are provided by migrant services coordinators and other advocates through participation and membership in interagency councils.
Nutrition is provided to all summer school participants, pre-kindergarten students and Summer Institute participants through district/school food services.
Transportation to summer school is provided to all participating students.
Early Intervention is provided through Migrant services coordinators, advocates and recruiters seeking out programs appropriate to pre-kindergarten children.
Add-On and Tutorial Services are provided after school or on Saturdays for students in districts where large numbers of migrant students are enrolled.