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.
November 17, 2023
The Second meeting of the Florida Migrant Parent Advisory Council (FMPAC) for the 2023-2024 school year took place on November 17, 2023. Dr. Maria Pouncey welcomed members and called the meeting to order. 13 members and district representatives attended.
Updates from FDOE-MEP
Henry Miller & Lucia Valdivia-Sanchez
At the second meeting of the 2023-2024 school year, Director Henry Miller, FDOE-MEP, warmly welcomed FMPAC Members and expressed gratitude for their participation. Mr. Miller invited parents to share their thoughts on how districts can better plan for summer programs. District representatives and parents offered valuable suggestions.
Director Lucia Valdivia-Sanchez, FDOE-FMIP, delivered a presentation to parents about the benefits of the MSIX program for migratory students. She explained how MSIX maintains academic and migratory information, which can aid in appropriate grade-level enrollment. Lastly, she provided contact information for further inquiries.
Reading Strategies for ESOL Students
Dr. Carol Garris
During her presentation, Dr. Carol Garris, PAEC, shared valuable insights with parents on effective strategies to enhance reading skills across all subjects. These included visiting the library, utilizing a bilingual dictionary to identify new words, and creating a list of reading questions to discuss with teachers.