• Migrant Education

    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.  It's 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 futures.  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)
    • Citizenship
    • 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:

    • Agriculture
    • Food Processing           
    • Fishing or Related Industries

    Health Services

    Health and its relationship to school success is important.  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

    Migrant families move together seeking employment in a very uncertain economy effected by:

    • Supply and Demand
    • Climate
    • Economic
    • 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
    • Don't accrue sufficient credits toward High School graduation

    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
    • Prepare for the High School Exit Exam

    Student achievement is done through:

    • Educational Instruction
    • Health Services

    The following services are available through the Migrant Education Program:

    • Outreach Program
    • Extended Day Program
    • Saturday School 
    • Home-Based Program
    • Summer/Winter Academy
    • Close-Up Program
    • HEP/GED Program
    • Kinder Camp
    • Even Start (M.E.E.S)

    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 parents 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:

    • Fishing
    • Nursery 
    • Dairy
    • Food Processing
    • Agriculture