The overall objective of this project was to convert the current COE process from an ACCESS database system to ASP.NET/SQL server. Following that conversion our associates conducted a thorough analyis of the current data to determine what data is not yet collected by the department that is needed for federal reporting purposes. The data not collected was divided into mandatory vs. desired so the client man make decisions on collecting information in the future.
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) collects child counts which are required to provide and may be used to determine the annual State allocations under Title I, Part C. The child counts should reflect the reporting period of September 1, 2007 through August 31, 2008. This section also collects a report on the procedures used by States to produce true, accurate, and valid child counts.
To provide the child counts, sufficient procedures should be in place to ensure that it is counting only those children who are eligible for the MEP. Such procedures are important to protecting the integrity of the State’s MEP because they permit the early discovery and correction of eligibility problems and thus help to ensure that only eligible migrant children are counted for funding purposes and are served.