Migrant students are students who move with their families as many as two or three times each school year for work. Their parents are usually farmworkers who are compelled to move frequently in order to harvest and/or process seasonal crops. Congress provides federal funds to support education programs for migratory children and help ensure that migratory children ages 3 to 21 who move among the states are not penalized in any manner by disparities among states in curriculum, graduation requirements, or state academic content and student academic achievement standards.
The Nampa School District uses these federal funds to support academic instruction, provide remedial services, and offer services beyond the regular school year. Funds also ensure that migratory children not only are provided with appropriate education services (including supportive services) that address their special needs, but also that such children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet.