Migrant Education Program

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Eligibility Definitions

Migrant Records Manager, Amber Cunningham
PO Box 225 Unalakleet, AK 99684
PH: (907) 624-4289 Fax: (907) 624-3447

Update: Amber Cunningham, Migrant Records Manager, is working on a district wide Migrant School Calendar. Be on the look-out for more information. Parent and staff surveys have been sent out to sites for the migrant program. Please fill those out by the deadline.


The primary goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards AND graduate with a high school diploma that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning and productive employment.

The Migrant Education Program provides formula grants to districts to establish or improve education programs for migrant children. These grants assist districts in improving educational opportunities for migrant children to help them succeed in the regular school program, meet the challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet, and graduate from high school.

Eligibility Requirements

Alaska’s migrant children are identified and recruited by trained migrant education staff in each school district. It is the primary role of the recruiter to determine potential eligibility.

The term “migratory child” for Alaska means a child under the age of 20 (22 with an active IEP) who has moved due to an economic necessity on their own, with, or to join a parent/guardian or spouse across school district boundaries (or more than 20 miles in a school district of more than 15,000 square miles) within the last 36 months to obtain or seek work that is seasonal or temporary in a fishing, logging or agricultural activity.

Use of Funds

* Payroll for Migrant Recruiters & Records Manager

* Computers and/or iPads to Schools

* Credit Recovery programs such as Compass Learning

* Intervention materials

* Behavior/CHAMPS materials

* School supplies to Schools