Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a National Program, established in 1966 through an amendment to Title I (part C) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, providing supplemental educational and support services. This program is funded with Title I Part C Entitlement Monies from the Federal Government.
Students from the ages of birth-21 whose parents / guardians are transient (moving across state or district boundaries) seeking temporary or seasonal work in agriculture, fishing, or similar industries. Adams 12 Five Star Schools will receive approval from Colorado Department of Education (CDE) regarding a student’s eligibility prior to the student being flagged in Infinite Campus. The Migrant Survey is a tool to help with the identification of students who might be eligible for services, but it is the responsibility of the recruiter and CDE to determine official eligibility. Eligibility in the MEP lasts for a three-year period, after which time the family may either attempt to re-qualify or eligibility is ended. Students in MEP are categorically eligible for free lunch and as such are eligible to have district level fees waived.
Length of Qualifying Services
Families who qualify for services will be served for 3 years from their last qualifying move. Families will re-qualify every time they move across school district boundaries for a qualifying (agricultural) job.
Services and Benefits Provided
- Food Banks, Clothing Banks, Low Cost Medical Services and Clinics
- GED Classes, citizenship classes, adult education, legal services
- Assistance with Summer School enrollment and Tuition
- Transfer of student records to and from Mexico through Bi-national program
- Scholarship awareness and opportunity assistance
- Youth guidance and educational support
- Supplemental instructional services
- College Preparation
- RTD bus passes for high school summer school when applicable
- Translation/interpretation between home and school
- Parent involvement opportunities (Parent Advisory Committee, conferences, parent training, parent information packets.)
For more information regarding the Migrant Education Program please visit the Colorado Department of Education website.
For more information regarding the Migrant Education Program in Adams 12 Five Star Schools please contact the Migrant Education Family Outreach Liaison, Greg Mirelez at 720-972-6016 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.