Cherries TCVB 7282

Migratory Student & English Learner Services

TBAISD seeks to ensure migratory students and their families and English Learners have their  educational and human services met. Services span seven counties including Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau and Manistee through a partnership with Char-Em and Manistee ISDs. We collaborate with 25 school districts and organizations across the region to provide students and families with a strong network of support. 

Title I Part C- Migrant Education Program

The Migrant Education Program is designed to support high quality, comprehensive educational programs for migratory children to help reduce the educational disruptions and other problems that result from repeated moves. The program provides educational and support services to migratory children and youth through both regular school year and summer programs. Children may be eligible if their families have moved within the previous 36 months and engaged in temporary or seasonal work in agriculture or fishing. Eligibility is determined through a recruitment process and the completion of a Certificate of Eligibility. Priority is given to children who have made a qualifying move in the last twelve months and are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the challenging State academic standards, or have dropped out of school.

FACT: 85% of this region's migrant students are English Learners

Resources for Teachers & Migratory Students

Below are links providing additional resources for migratory students

Title III, Part A- English Language Acquisition Grant

English Learners (ELs) are students who speak a language other than English and have not met exit protocol on the state English Proficiency test (WIDA).  Title III funds are supplemental to the district’s required language assistance services and resources provided to ELs and their families.  We currently use Title III funds to support teacher training/coaching, acquiring ESL endorsements, and Imagine Learning (supplemental on-line EL program).  New districts interested in joining the ISD Consortium must demonstrate an established language assistance program from general funds.


FACT: Many foreign exchange students are considered English Learners