Federal & State Programs Vision and Mission
All students will graduate on time as life-long learners and well-rounded, productive members of society prepared for career, college, and life.
Federal Programs supports a high quality, rigorous and balanced education for all students by offering a comprehensive academic program in a safe environment conducive to learning. Federal Programs fosters a strong sense of community by building partnerships between the district, the students, their families, businesses and other stakeholders. Essential to the success of this mission is parental involvement, community support and the efforts of a competent and caring district staff.
The objective of Parent Involvement is to successfully involve parents in the education of their children. The District strongly believes in the positive effect of parental involvement and has focused its efforts on increasing levels of parental participation. Parent’s participation in their child’s education is viewed as one of the most important factors that influences the success or failure of the child in the classroom.
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) addresses the educational needs of farm worker children who move with their families to harvest fruits and vegetables that help feed our nation. The MEP ensures that all migratory children who move among the states are not penalized in any manner by disparities among states in curriculum, graduation requirements or state academic content and student academic achievement standards. The Texas MEP’s goal is to provide all migrant children with the opportunities to reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a GED) in order to prepare them for responsible citizenship, further learning and productive employment.
Bright Beginnings: A Bright Beginning is an Early Literacy Program for 3-and-4 year old children in the migrant program. Instructor/Recruiter- Yvette Trevino identifies and serves 3-and-4 year old children that are not being serviced by any Early Childhood Program or any other entity. The Migrant Education Program provides A Bright Beginning, a home-based education model directly involving parents as well as to promote at-home learning through instruction and strategies so parents can support their child’s oral language and early literacy skills.. Early education programs must be of high quality, developmentally appropriate, research based, and conducted in the child’s dominant language. One goal of this home based program is to encourage parents to promote early literacy from birth through the time of school enrollment in district.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless and families in transition children, as well as unaccompanied youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless and transitional students.
The McKinney–Vento Act defines homeless children and unaccompanied youth as “individuals who lack a fixed, adequate and regular (F.A.R.) nighttime residence.”