West Plains R-VII School District
Migrant: Programs for migrant students, as required by law, are implemented by the West Plains R-7 School District by identifying migrant students and assessing the educational, health, and social needs of each identified student through utilizing information obtained through the family interview form. If a migrant student is identified by the district, the superintendent or designee will notify the State Director and request assistance if needed. Below, please see the link for the Migrant Parent Survey.
The district provides the following:
- A full range of services to migrant students including but not limited to Title I programs, special education, gifted education, vocational education, language programs, counseling programs, elective classes, etc.
- Provide migratory children with the opportunity to meet the same statewide assessment standards that all children are expected to meet.
- To the extent feasible, provide advocacy and outreach programs to migratory students and their families and professional development for district staff.
- Provide parents an opportunity for meaningful participation in the programs.
Homeless: A student is considered homeless if he/she lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.If it is determined that a student is homeless our district is obligated to:
1. Place the student in the school of best interest.
2. Allow the student to enroll without regard to residence.
3. Assign a staff member to meet the homeless student’s needs.
4. Have a policy to remove barriers to homeless student’s education.
Additionally, MSIP requirements indicate that school personnel must be notified that the district does have a Homeless Liaison and be informed of the duties of this position. Amy Ross Ed.D., Director of Special Services, has been board approved as the West Plains R-7 School District’s Homeless and Migrant Liaison.