Title I-C

TITLE I, PART C - MIGRANT EDUCATION


‚ÄčOverview

Title I, Part C is part of Georgia’s Systems of Continuous Improvement and is included in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. The purpose of the Migrant Education Program (MEP) is Georgia is to ensure that migrant children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to all children, and that the unmet education-related needs resulting from their migrant lifestyle are met.

The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a federally funded program designed to support comprehensive educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves.

 

What is the federal definition of a “migratory child’?

According to sections 1115(c)(1)(A) (incorporated into the MEP by sections 1304(c)(2), 1115(b), and 1309(3) of the ESEA, and 34 C.F.R. § 200.103(a)), a child is a “migratory child” if the following conditions are met:

  1. The child is not older than 21 years of age; and
  2. The child is entitled to a free public education (through grade 12) under State law, or the child is not yet at a grade level at which the LEA provides a free public education, and
  3. The child made a qualifying move in the preceding 36 months as a migratory agricultural worker or a migratory fisher, or did so with, or to join a parent/guardian or spouse who is a migratory agricultural worker or a migratory fisher; and
  4. The child moved due to economic necessity from one residence to another residence, and from one school district to another.

 

Who is served by MEP?

Eligible migrant participants:

  • Students enrolled in grades k-12
  • Preschool children ages 3-5
  • Out-of-School Youth (OSY)

    • Broad category that includes children and youth not enrolled in school
    • Most OSY are ages 16-21, not enrolled in school, and are working in agriculture in our state

      • Unaccompanied or emancipated youth
      • H2A Worker Visa

You can find a map of Georgia's Migrant Education Program service areas by county here


What types of support are provided to migrant children and youth?

  • Classroom support
  • Before and after-school programs and/or summer school
  • Tutoring
  • English language acquisition support


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GEOFFREY RHODES

Middle School

Improvement Specialist

grhodes@catoosa.k12.ga.us

 

MICHELLE GEE

Administrative Assistant

mgee@catoosa.k12.ga.us

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