MCPSS serves over 400 students who qualify for the Migrant Education Program (MEP).
To qualify for the Migrant Education Program, a child (age 3-21) must have moved within the last 36 months to accompany or to join a parent, spouse, or guardian who is seeking temporary or seasonal work in agriculture or fishing related activities. If you feel you meet this criteria, we encourage you to contact our office.
Services funded under Migrant Education Part C fall into the areas of instructional and advocacy. The program services begin with recruitment and identification of the migrant student. Instructional and support services are then planned to meet the identified needs of the students at each school. Instructional services to Migrant students are provided through extended day and summer activities and meet the needs not addressed by services available from other programs. Migrant services help students overcome the educational disruption caused by frequent moves and prepare Migrant students to meet the same challenging state standards expected of all students.
MCPSS employs three Migrant liaisons who work to recruit and provide services to these students and their families. These bilingual liaisons are dedicated to ensuring each student classified as Migrant is successful and graduates on time college and career ready.
Contact Dr. Tracy H. Jay, Coordinator of the Migrant Education Program at 251-221-5190 for further information.