Migrant Program Comes to Augusta County Schools

By: Karen Campbell Email
By: Karen Campbell Email

Augusta County Schools are reaching out to help identify and meet the needs of migrant workers' children.

School board members voted to participate in a regional migrant education program for next school year.

The federal program provides additional resources for students to achieve their educational goals.

The program is part of a consortium with Albermarle County Schools.

Superintendent Dr. Chuck Bishop says Augusta County doesn't have a lot of migrant children, but there are some who need English as a second language.

"A certain percentage of the money has to be spent in particular areas, so whether it's materials, whether it's staff and with additional teachers, we'll use funds to provide those kinds of services," says Bishop

Bishop says the federal funds are based on population, so the more students who need services, the more money Augusta County receives.

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