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Miami-Dade school enrollment sees an influx of migrants in 2023

School enrollment in Miami-Dade County is rising rapidly after the recent influx of migrants in the district

After making it through the dangerous trip to South Florida, thousands of children of migrant families are ready to start school. An unanticipated number of new student enrollments in Miami-Dade County Public Schools due to the recent migrant crisis.

Dr. Jose Dotres, superintendent of schools in Miami-Dade County, has assured parents that no classroom in the district is receiving an overage of student enrollment despite a considerable rise in student enrollment, especially in secondary schools.

School enrollment reaches record highs

New student school enrollments in South Florida as a result of the influx of migrants into the U.S. It's estimated that almost 10,000 children from Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Venezuela have joined public schools in Miami-Dade County since the start of the 2022-2023 academic year. This spike in immigration from these four nations over roughly six months is getting attention since it is much higher than the number reported last year.

Dotres, who informed the board on Wednesday with the most recent statistics, highlighted Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Venezuela as the nations receiving the greatest attention from the district right now.

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Schools focusing on helping migrant children settle

Considering the current housing crisis in South Florida, particularly in Miami-Dade County, migrant families are choosing more affordable areas to settle in. Most of the children are settling in and going to schools in the Hialeah district.

Dotres emphasized how Miami-Dade public schools need more funding now since these students will require transport, food services, and educational materials for the new school enrollments.

Keep checking Calle Ocho News for the latest updates on the migrant crisis and other local news from Miami-Dade County and beyond.

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