Tri-Valley Opportunity Council (Tri-Valley or TVOC) is a non-profit community action agency whose mission is to provide opportunities to improve the quality of life for people and communities. “People helping People.” Migrant Education Program – Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. (tvoc.org) Tri-Valley hosts many programs that help to enrich people’s lives and strengthen our communities.
The TVOC Migrant Education Services department serves about 1500 highly mobile, low-income students throughout the state of Minnesota. There are six summer Migrant Education Programs that are run through school districts in areas of higher concentration of migratory students. In other areas of the state, we also try to serve migratory students based on needs and availability of resources throughout the year.
The Migrant Education Program is a supplemental program that works towards helping students be successful by removing educational barriers, with the ultimate goal of graduation. It is designed to help migratory children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit the ability of such children to do well in school, and to prepare such children to make successful transition to postsecondary education or employment.
For more information or questions contact Cris Young at Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-890-4853.
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The Minnesota Department of Education partners with Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. (TVOC) Migrant Education Services department to:
- Identify and recruit migrant children ages 0-21 who have not received a high school diploma or equivalent
- Determine eligibility for the Title IC Minnesota Migrant Education Program
- Collect all Minimum Data Elements for migrant student records
- Manage the state migrant education data base (MIS2000)
- Manage the national migrant education data base (MSIX)
- Conduct quality control measures, such as re-interviews
(Minnesota Migrant Education Services Hotline – 800-890-4853)
Minnesota Department of Education Migrant Education Program – The Minnesota Migrant Education Program (MEP) provides educational and support services to eligible migrant children and youth. Some school districts in the states of Minnesota and North Dakota have summer Migrant Education Programs for school-age children. Summer Migrant Education Programs are funded through the state of Minnesota and North Dakota. Major funding within the program includes: MN Title I Part C, ND Title I, CTC, USDA, Special Education, and School District Funding.
- Notice of Authority to Request Records – The MDE contracts with the Midwest Migrant Education Resource Center (MMERC) and Tri Valley Opportunity Council (TVOC) to identify and support migratory students. These agencies, under MDE’s supervision, are authorized to request and obtain any educational information and/or data not limited to transcripts, assessment scores, and health-related requests such as immunizations, vision and dental information. Districts are expected to comply with records requests from MMERC and TVOC following the required procedures under FERPA to record disclosures.
- Responsibilities of Migrant Liaisons and Certified Migrant Liaisons – Districts are asked to assign a migrant liaison and provide their contact information in MDE-ORG. Districts may also authorize their migrant liaison to receive ‘Certified’ status through additional training.
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