Eligible migratory students served by type of service
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2016-17 saw a steep decline in Maine's blueberry harvest, the agricultural activity that typically accounts for the majority of migratory work in the state. Due to a glut of frozen product from the 2014-15 and 2015-16 harvests and the resulting decline in the crop's market value, one of the state s largest blueberry companies decided not to rake in 2016-17. The company would ordinarily hire approximately 6,000 migratory rakers for the month of August. The elimination of these positions led to a greater than 10% reduction in identified migrant students.
There were less migrant students and families who moved into the Maryland area due to the overall fear of deportation at this time. This was shared by Migrant Parent Coordinators with the Migrant Director.
Nevada has verified the data and is correct as reported. There was a substantial decrease in the Migrant population for one of our LEAs.
For the past couple years, we were able to have a recruiter (from another state) come in for several weekends to assist us in recruiting. This past year, we were unable to have that recruiter (from another state) because of new restrictions that we had in our state government regarding hiring contractors. This explains the decrease in the numbers. As a small state small changes result in more than a 10% change.
There was an increase in the total because of a change from a school based recruiting model to a regional based recruiting model. This meant that there were recruiters working during the summer as well as after normal work hours during the school year. There has been a intentional focus on improving identification and recruitment in every phase and person working in our districts that have migrant programs.