The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to design and support programs that help migrant students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with migratory lifestyle and successfully transition to post-secondary education or employment, as well as to meet State content and performance standards that the State has established for all children.
Seven Areas of Focus
- Parental Involvement
- Migrant Services Coordination
- Early Childhood Education
- Secondary Credit Accrual
- Graduation Enhancement
- Identification and Recruitment
- New Generation System
A migrant student is defined as a student whose family moves out of the school district for at least seven consecutive days every three years to work in agriculture, fishing, dairy, packing or logging industries.
The Migrant Education Program, in existence since 1965, is now under Title I of No Child Left Behind.