Migrant Education

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Migrant Education is a program that provides supplemental educational services eligible to migrant children. It is federally funded and designed to support and help migrant children reduce the educational disruptions and other problems that result from repeated moves. The Migrant Education Program focuses on academics and social issues. Its first priority of educational services is given to students who are not meeting the state standards. It can help students to enjoy school and to overcome their difficulties so that they can develop skills and options for the future. Also, families are provided with support and health services; and parents are given opportunities to become members and leaders in the schools community.

The Goals for Migrant Education are:

  • Healthy Children

  • School Readiness

  • High School Diploma (or completing a GED)

  • Further Learning (preparing them for college)

  • Productive Employment

  • American Dream - Good Education and Good Life

    Who are Migrant Workers?

    Migrant workers who seek:

  • Temporary Placement

  • Seasonal Work

    This work is in:

  • Food Processing

  • Fishing or Related Industries

Health Services

  • Good health is one component to school success. Region 5 provides the following services:

  • Linkage to Health Services

  • Mobile Dental Clinic (for selected migrant students based on immediate needs)

  • Health Education

    Parent Involvement

    Parent involvement is a very important component of Migrant Education and Region 5 is actively involved in providing direction and leadership. Parents are encouraged to participate in:

  • Their child's school activities

  • The local Migrant Advisory Council

  • The Regional Migrant Advisory Council

  • Conferences and Trainings

    About the Migrant Family

    A Migrant family moves together seeking employment in a very uncertain economy affected by:

  • Supply and Demand

  • Cultural Changes

    In the process of moving, the children's schooling suffers the consequences of interruption:

  • Don't have full access to the base curriculum.

  • Don't benefit from school services.

  • Don't have the maintenance of successful continuity in education.

    It is well understood that mobility contributes to the interruption of the migrant child's education and this creates unique needs that Migrant Education attempts to meet. (US Department of Education)

    Goals of Migrant Education

    The Goal of Migrant Education is to identify and help students meet:

  • California State Standards

  • Local District Standards

Services available through Migrant Education Program:

  • Extended Day Program

  • Summer School Program

  • School Readiness Program (ages 3 - Pre-K)

  • Home-Based Program (ages 3 - Pre-K)

  • Outreach Program

  • Close-Up Program

    What Makes a Child Eligible?

    To qualify for the Migrant Education Program a migrant child must:

  • Have moved within the past three (3) years across state or school district boundaries.

  • Have moved with a migrant parent(s) or guardian, or a member of the child's immediate family.

  • Be in any grade between preschool and 12th grade and must not be older than 21.

    The reason for the move has to be to obtain temporary or seasonal employment in:

  • Food Processing