Eligible migratory students served by type of service
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Decline in numbers is 13%. This decline can be explained by a variety of reasons.
The -10.7% difference between the 2015-2016 data and the 2016-2017 data has been verified as correct. The significant decrease in the number of eligible migrant children can be attributed in part to many migrant families making interstate moves out of Ohio but not returning to the state. Additionally, fewer migrant families are coming to Ohio for work, and an increasing number of farmers are employing more H2A workers instead of families.
Counts have decreased from 697 in SY 2015-16 to 538 in SY 16-17.
The South Carolina Department of Agriculture indicated that between 80-90% of the peach crop was destroyed by a late freeze between April 6-7 of 2017. South Carolina is #2 behind California as the largest producer of fresh peaches and the resulting crop loss led to a large drop in our numbers of Out-of-School Youth and some families as well.
Furthermore, tomato production was down in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina (Beaufort, Charleston and Colleton) due to an oversaturated market (farmers cannot compete with the low prices) and fewer workers and their families were present during the picking season.
Political climate played a major role in the decrease in mobility among families- this is based on information we received from families in Parent Advisory Councils and rapport with families and service providers and recruiters.
The Demkota beef plant in Aberdeen has stayed open and Dakota Provisions turkey plant in Huron is expanding.This has allowed for families to stay in their communities. We have had more workers move into the northeastern part of the state to work at dairies due to the Babybel Cheese factory in Brookings.
Tennessee's category 1 child count decreased from 1,329 students in 2015-16 to 1,058 students in 2016-17 due to several factors including a decrease in the number of large-scale tobacco producers and a decline in tomato production. In addition, the continued availability of jobs in the state's thriving construction sector decreased participation in agriculture, nurseries, and other qualifying activities.