West Plains 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.
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 Coordinator 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.