The Education Dept. is seeking renewed authority to monitor how states and school district spend federal money under the Migrant Education Program (CFDA Number 84.144).
Public Comment Deadline: Aug. 14.
DoEd wants to re-launch the old Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX), a nationwide, electronic records exchange mechanism that tracks data for those receiving funds under the Migrant Education Program (MEP).
If approved, each school district would be required to send to the state minimum health and education-related data to MSIX within established timeframes. The proposed regulations would facilitate timely school enrollment, placement, and accrual of secondary course credits for migratory children and help DoEd determine accurate migratory child counts.