Migrant Neighborhood Recruitment Program Sees Increase

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The Edinburg CISD Migrant Neighborhood Recruitment Program reported an increase in the number of migratory students. In comparison to recruitment efforts from last year.

The Migrant Neighborhood Recruitment Program successfully identified 70 qualifying students in February 2018 compared to 22 qualifying students in February 2017.

“We have a responsibility as educators to identify our migrant students,” Edinburg CISD Superintendent Dr. René Gutiérrez said. “The reason we have this responsibility is that we are provided funds to provide services for these students.”

Some of the programs available to the migrant students, include assistance with obtaining concurrent enrollment and dual credit courses, participation in Advanced Placement classes, and support with taking entrance exams.

“We knock on the parents’ home and ask them if anybody in the family has done any kind of work in the field or if they know anybody who has,” said Toni Ramos, a migrant recruiter from Monte Cristo Elementary School.

For more information on the ECISD Migrant Education Program, call 289-2300 and ask for Rolando Vargas at extension 2106 or Debra Ramirez at extension 2105.

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