Title I, Part C - Migrant ProgramsMigrant Education Program (MEP)
Title I, Part C funds support high quality education programs for migratory children and help ensure that migratory children who move among the states are not penalized in any manner by disparities among states in curriculum, graduation requirements, or state academic content and student academic achievement standards. These funds also ensure that migratory children not only are provided with appropriate education services (including supportive services) that address their special needs but also that such children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet. Federal funds are allocated by formula to the states.
States use program funds to identify eligible children and provide education and support services. These services include: academic instruction; remedial and compensatory instruction; bilingual and multicultural instruction; vocational instruction; career education services; special guidance; counseling and testing services; health services; and preschool services.
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 considered as “migrant” under Title I, Part C?
A migrant child means a child who:
- Is not older than 21 years of age, AND
- Is entitled to public education, or not yet at grade level for public education, AND
- Made a qualifying move in the past 36 months, AND
- Is a migrant agricultural worker or moved with a migrant agricultural worker
A migrant agricultural worker means someone who:
- Made a qualifying move in the past 36 months, and
- Engaged in agriculture work soon after the move
A qualifying move (all MUST apply):
- Must be Due to Economic Necessity, AND
- Must be from one residence to another, AND
- Must be from one school district to another, AND
- Must have occurred in the past 36 months
Lake County Schools Educational and Support Services for MEP students include:
- Tutoring programs
- Access to services and academic advocacy
- Academic Progress Monitoring
- School supplies and school meals
- Assistance with parent-teacher conferences
- Information and referral assistance
- Health resources and referrals to community, government, and faith-based organizations that provide assistance and support
For questions or if you know a family who could qualify, please contact our
MEP recruiter: (352) 536-4654
For more information, please download our brochure: Migrant Education Program- Brochure
Lake MEP Evaluation Outcomes 2017-18 - Link to documentation for Lake County Migrant Student Outcomes for the 2017-2018 School Year