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Overview of the Washington State Migrant Education Program. MSDR Office 810-B East Custer Avenue Sunnyside, WA 98944 www.msdr.org. GENERAL MEP INFORMATION. MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM
Migrant Education Program
810-B East Custer Avenue
Sunnyside, WA 98944
MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM
(MEP)-Title I, Part C - The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is authorized under Part C of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended.
Migrant Education Program Goal
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.
The statutory purposes of the MEP set forth in Section 1301 are as follow:
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction operates the Washington
State Migrant Education Programin Olympia, WA. It is a federally funded
program through the United States Department of Education-Office of Migrant Education in Washington, D.C., that provides supervision and guidance to local educational agencies and support offices regarding the education and health
needs of Washington State migrant children.
The Migrant Education Regional Offices are housed at three Educational Service Districts in Washington State (Anacortes, Wenatchee and Yakima)
and are responsible to assist in the design and implementation of local
migrant education programs.
The Migrant Student Data and Recruitment Office, located in Sunnyside, has the responsibilities of maintaining the statewide Migrant Student Information System
of migrant student’s academic and health data; statewide non-project identification and recruitment (I/R) efforts; and training of LEA staff of the MSIS and I/R.
The Secondary Education for Migrant Youth Office, located in Sunnyside, is a statewide office supports school districts with education needs of secondary migrant students.
The Washington State Migrant Education Health Office, located in Chelan, provides health services support statewide to meet the needs of eligible migrant students.
Title I, Part C—Migrant Education Program
MERO 189, Anacortes
MERO 171, Wenatchee
MERO 105, Yakima
Director Migrant & Bilingual Education Programs:
Migrant Education Regional Offices
Director: Thomas Romero, MERO 105 Yakima (509) 454-2854
Director: Ismael Vivanco, MERO 171 Wenatchee (509) 665-2615
Director: Mary Kernel, MERO 189 Anacortes (360) 299-4047
Migrant Student Data and Recruitment
Director: Lee Campos
Secondary Education for Migrant Youth
Director: Linda Roberts
State Health Services
Director: Mike Taylor
“Migratory child means a child –
*exceptions apply for moves within States comprised of a single school district and school districts of more than 15,000 square miles.
“Definition taken from Federal Register dated August 28, 2008”
lCaring for Siblings
l Drop Outs
IDENTIFICATION AND RECRUITMENT (I/R)
Identification means determining the location and presence of migrant children in a school district.
Recruitment means making contact with migrant families, explaining the Migrant Education Program, securing the necessary information to make a determination that the child is eligible for the Program, and recording the basis of the child’s eligibility on a Certificate of Eligibility. Upon successful recruitment of a migrant family, eligible children may be enrolled in the Washington State Migrant Education Program.
Purpose: Verify family has made a move within the last 3 years.
Where did you move from?
Purpose: Verify that school district boundaries were crossed.
What was the reason your
family moved to this area?
Purpose: Verify one of the reasons was for employment.
What type of work
did you come looking for?
Purpose: Verify qualifying employment was eithersought or obtained.
Family May Qualify;
Continue With Interview.Title I Migrant Education ProgramSAMPLE ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS