Florida Migrant Parent Advisory Council
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First FMPAC Meeting - October 6 - 7, 2023
Second FMPAC Meeting - November 17, 2023
Third FMPAC Meeting - TBA
Fourth FMPAC Meeting - TBA
Fifth FMPAC Meeting - TBA
Virtual meetings have been recorded with the permission of all participants and made available on the website. You may find these videos under the Resources Tab. You may also click here to to reach the recordings.
Las reuniones virtuales se han grabado con el permiso de todos los participantes y están disponibles en el sitio web. Puede encontrar estos videos en la pestaña Recursos. También puede hacer clic aquí para acceder a las grabaciones.
October 6-7, 2023
The First meeting of the Florida Migrant Parent Advisory Council (FMPAC) for the 2023-2024 school year took place on October 6 - 7, 2023. Dr. Maria Pouncey welcomed members and called the meeting to order. 17 members and district representatives attended.
Updates from FDOE-MEP/FMPAC
Dr. Maria Pouncey
Dr. Maria Pouncey welcomed and thanked parents for taking their time to attend the first FMPAC meeting of the 2023-2024 school year. She provided parents with a copy of the matrix for the eligibility for Federal Programs for referral purposes. Dr. Pouncey also informed FMPAC Parent Members and Districts Representatives of new requirements that involve providing local MPAC documentation to FMPAC Assistant, Judith Flores for supporting evidence of parent participation in their local districts.
The Importance of Resiliency and Mental Health
Dr. Cindy Valle
Dr. Cindy Valle, FSU, explained to parents in her presentation the meaning of resiliency and its importance. She provided a video with resilience tools needed to overcome difficult situations. She encouraged members to implement and share these tools with their children and students.
How to Help our Children Graduate
Pedro Hernandez, FDOE, joined the FMPAC meeting via zoom and provided information on FAFSA application deadlines and requirements. Mr. Hernandez also answered questions from parents pertaining to FAFSA income eligibility guidelines.
Sandra Juanillo, PAEC, Provided parents with computer training. In her training she included how to create an email address and in what ways it can be used. She also talked to parents on the importance of security and the importance of keeping passwords secure. Lastly, she informed parents on Parental Controls and how to utilize these security features.
Josefina Gonzalez Muro
Family Network on Disabilities
Josefina Gonzalez Muro, Family Network on Disabilities, provided parents a presentation on Differentiated Instruction, she explained to parents how information is learned in different ways by our students and the different ways our students demonstrate knowledge. FMPAC members participated in an interactive activity that demonstrated their individual learning diversities.