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The school district shall provide migratory students with appropriate educational services that address their unique needs in a coordinated and efficient manner.  “Migratory child” shall mean a child who is, or whose parents or spouse is, a migratory agricultural worker, including a migratory dairy worker, or a migratory fisher, and who, in the preceding thirty-six (36) months, in order to obtain, or accompany such parent or spouse, in order to obtain temporary or seasonal employment in agricultural or fishing work has moved from one school district to another. 


Priority for services shall be provided to those migratory children who:


  1. Are failing or are at risk of failing to meet the Oklahoma Academic Standards; and
  2. Whose education has been interrupted during the regular school year. 


    Continuation of services shall be provided by the school district to:


  1. A child who ceases to be a migratory child during a school term for the remainder of the school year.
  2. A child who is no longer a migratory child may continue to receive services for one (1) additional school year if comparable service are not available through other programs; and
  3. Secondary school students who were eligible for services in secondary school may continue to be served through credit accrual programs until graduation. 


    The school district shall comply with all state and federal requirements in the implementation and expenditure of federal funds designated for the education of migratory children. Migratory children who qualify for special education services shall be provided a free, appropriate education in accordance with federal law. 



Legal Reference:         ESSA, Sections 1301-1309.