Texas MEP Quarterly

MEP Staff Edition: August 2021

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The August issue of the Texas MEP Quarterly Family Edition is now available.

Annual Trainings for MEP Staff

ID&R Training for MEP Staff

The 2020-2021 ID&R Course is available for all LEA/ESC personnel working with the Migrant Education Program. Newly hired personnel may utilize this course for certification and continued review. Personnel who previously took the course via Moodle may also utilize the course for review.


All personnel who have completed the course are considered certified to complete COEs until the 2021-2022 Online Course becomes available.


Reach out to your ESC MEP staff for information on accessing the ID&R Course.

NGS/MSIX Training

Typically, MEP staff across the state attend Annual NGS/MSIX Training delivered by their respective ESCs. As you know, the NGS system is transitioning to a new platform and a new vendor, so ESCs may not have scheduled this annual training yet. The NGS system will now be known as TX-NGS.

  • As of now, all NGS Timelines are suspended until the TX-NGS System is ready for access.
  • When TX-NGS launches, current NGS users will receive an email with information about login credentials and when they can start entering data into the system.
  • The current NGS/MSIX Manual and the NGS User Manual are still in effective until updated versions are developed.
  • An email will also be sent in the next few weeks with information regarding the order in which to enter required TX-NGS data.
  • If you have new staff members who need TX-NGS training, please reach out to your ESC MEP staff. Know that training will not be available until the new TX-NGS system is launched.

Fall Timeline of Events


  • Apply for ESSA grant, receive notification of grant award
  • Attend A Bright Beginning training if indicated on application
  • Develop/update migrant-specific section of District Improvement Plan (DIP)
    • Required: PFS Action Plan
    • Recommended: ID&R Action Plan
  • Determine Migrant Service Delivery Plan; add to migrant-specific section of DIP
  • Contact currently eligible families to determine if a new move has occurred
  • Annual Training for ID&R, NGS and MSIX

Beginning of the Year Reminders

Residency Verification for Migratory Families

MEP staff must reach out to every migratory family and verify that the family still resides within the school district boundaries. This process, known as Residency Verification, must occur between September and November 1 of the current school year.


For more information about this process refer to the ID&R and NGS manuals.

Encoding Migratory Students in PEIMS

MEP staff should work with the district/campus PEIMS clerk to ensure migratory students are accurately coded each school year. The Fall PEIMS snapshot will occur at the end of October.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ACET 2021 Fall Conference

2021 Fall Conference - October 27-29, 2021. This will be a Virtual Conference - Details coming soon

AMET State Conference

The 2021 AMET State Conference is scheduled to be held at the San Marcos Embassy Suites Conference Center November 17-19, 2021.

Title I Statewide Parental Involvement Conference

Deep in the Heart 2021 Virtual Statewide Parental Involvement Conference on December 9-10, 2021.

NEW RESOURCES COMING SOON

In September, literacy resources will be available for students in grades 9-12. These new, interactive modules support students in reviewing some of the content tested on the English I and English II End of Course Exams. Parents provide access and can help their high-school students identify appropriate modules to complete based on his or her learning needs. Please encourage your migratory parents to visit the website and register at txmigrantk12.net!! The access code to provide to parents is available from your ESC MEP staff.
Please encourage your migratory families and MEP staff to join the TMEP listserv to continue receiving TMEP quarterly newsletters and up-to-date information about the MEP.
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