What is Migrant Education?
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is authorized by Part C of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a GED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.
Who is a Migrant student?
A child between the ages of 3 and 21
Has not completed high school or earned a high school equivalent certificate.
Has moved across school district lines on his own, or to join a family member who is an agricultural or fishing worker.
Has moved within the last 36 months.
How are Migrant funds used?
Migrant Education Funds can be used to provide before and after school tutoring as well as summer school. Transportation will be provided when practical. Credit accrual is offered through PASS courses for middle and high school students. Graduation and scheduling counseling is provided. Medical and social service referrals are provided, if necessary.
Home school communication is provided via Migrant Home-School Liaisons.
Support is provided to schools and teachers via Migrant paraprofessionals.
Useful links for the Migrant Education Program:
USDE Office of Migrant Education (OME)
OSY (Out of School Youth)
National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education (NASDME)
Toolkit for Hispanic Families