M I G R A N T S T U D E N T D A T A & R E C R U I T M E N T O F F I C E. “Touching the Lives of Migrant Families”. Basic Eligibility for the Migrant Education Program (MEP). Agenda. Eligibility Factors. Moved Criteria. In order to “Obtain”. Qualifying Work.
M I G R A N T S T U D E N T D A T A & R E C R U I T M E N T O F F I C E
“Touching the Lives of Migrant Families”
for the Migrant Education Program
IN ORDER TO OBTAIN
The child is younger than 22 years of age.
The child is eligible for a free public education (no HS diploma or GED).
The child and worker “moved.”
IN ORDER TO OBTAIN:
One purpose of the worker’s move was to seek
or obtain “qualifying work.”
Temporary or seasonal employment in agricultural or fishing work.
to join the worker, or
on own as worker
From one school district to another
Change of residence
For economic necessity
Within the past 36 months
Note, all criteria must occur in order for a qualifying “move” to take place.
In order to obtain
One purpose of the move was to seek or obtain qualifying work
To obtain qualifying work and obtained qualifying work
To obtain any employment and obtained qualifying work, soon after the move
Specifically to obtain qualifying work, but did not obtain the work soon after the move
Prior History to obtain qualifying work
Other credible evidence that worker sought the work.
(e.g., cook, janitor, mechanic)
Qualifying work is…
For Personal Subsistence
May not be continuous or carried on throughout the year
Occurs only during a certain part of the year because of the cycles of nature
1. EMPLOYER’S STATEMENT– e.g., the employer hires the worker for October, November, and December to prepare for the holiday season.
2. WORKER’S STATEMENT – e.g., the worker states that he plans to leave the job after a period of four months.
Less than 12 months
Cultivation or Harvesting
Raising or harvesting at fish farms