Title I, Part C Migrant Education Program
What is the Migrant Education Program (MEP)?
- Federal program created in 1965 under ESEA and reauthorized most recently in 2015 under ESSA.
- Purpose to assist state in improving educational opportunities for migrant children to succeed in regular school programs, meet the state’s academic standards, and graduate from high school.
- Feds grant money to states and then states subgrant funds to local education agencies. Migrant funds are used to:
- Identify and recruit
- Provide supplemental academic and support services to migrant students
Who is a migratory child?
- A migratory agricultural worker/fisher themselves or child/youth who in the preceding 36 months made a qualifying move with or to join a parent, spouse, or guardian who is a migratory agricultural worker or migratory fisher.
- Has moved from one school district to another.
- Between the ages 3 through 21.
- Lacking a U.S. issued high school diploma or equivalency certificate
What services are provided through the MEP?
- Directly benefit the migrant child
- Address migrant-specific needs and not met with other program services
What does the SSA/District Migrant Services provide?
- Academic support for migrant students: Interventionists, STAAR Burst, School supplies, laptops, and graphing calculators
- Graduation Enhancement: Migrant Counselor, Post-Secondary Planning Guide and monthly newsletters
- Secondary Credit Exchange and Accrual: Historical grades from MSIX, Credit-by-Exam, PASS Curriculum
- Curriculum and supplies for Early Childhood Education
- Instruction and engagement of migrant parents so they can become more involved in their child’s education
701 E 10th Street
Dalhart, TX 79022
Director of Migrant Services
ABB Home Educator