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Some guidance given to Texas schools on unaccompanied immigrant children

Texas education commissioner Michael Williams passed along a fact sheet to the state’s school administrators on Tuesday outlining some guidance for the influx of unaccompanied migrant children who might very well end up in local classrooms.

Williams noted that much of what was included in the U.S. Department of Education’s fact sheet (info on enrollment responsibility, funding codes, immunization and more) was covered in a recent Legislature committee meeting by David Anderson, general counsel for the Texas Education Agency.

About two weeks ago, Anderson spoke to a select committee of the Legislature informing them that the biggest challenge for Texas schools is that they don’t what to expect because educators don’t know how many children exactly are in federal custody currently and how many will be released to sponsors or guardians in Texas soon, making them eligible to attend public schools here.

“We just don’t know those numbers. … We will either be surprised or not,” he said.

School officials likely won’t know if they are getting the immigrant children until they start enrolling in schools. And even then they might not know because those children aren’t required to disclose to schools whether they are immigrants or not.            http://educationblog.dallasnews.com/2014/08/some-guidance-given-to-texas-schools-on-unaccompanied-immigrant-children.html/

 

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