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Pasco Schools host seminars for parents of Migrant & Bilingual students

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PASCO, Wash. -- Pasco School District's Migrant and Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee hosted a conference today to more than 500 parents and students at Chiawana High School.

The day was filled with informative sessions for families with children of all ages, ranging from preparing pre-schoolers for kindergarten and high schoolers for college. Several pre-college planning seminars and scholarship information sessions were offered.

" It is so they can understand exactly how the system works in the US and what resources are available for them  So their kids can go onto college if they choose to do so..Again we just want to provide them with the information that they need . For example, filling out applications. Most parents would wait until their child graduates from high school instead of doing it a year before, two years before," says Omar Escalera a bilingual teach who is also the coordinator of the event.

The event is organized by the Parent Advisory Committee, whose purpose is to provide support to bilingual/migrant parents and to help the school develop programs for these children.