Schools, Special Reports

Probe finds residents enrolled in Nyssa’s migrant education program

(The Enterprise/FILE)

NYSSA – Families who have lived in Nyssa for years were enrolled in a program intended to help migrant students who move from school district to school district, according to documents obtained by the Enterprise.

The Nyssa School District is under investigation by state authorities for potentially illegal actions within the Migrant Education Program, which awards extra funding to school systems serving migrant students.

Under the program, families can get extra school benefits if they have moved within the past three years and parents are temporary or seasonal workers in agriculture.

But a state review last year of 100 families in the Nyssa program found discrepancies significant enough to remove 19 families and launch a still-unfolding investigation of the program, examining the eligibility of all 512 families enrolled.

The Nyssa School District is expecting $912,000 this year in payments for serving what . . .