Title I-C Program Description

  • Purpose of Title I-C

    The general purpose of the Migrant Education Program (MEP) is to ensure that migrant children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. To achieve this purpose, the MEP helps State Educational Agencies and local operating agencies address the unique educational needs of migrant children to better enable migrant children to succeed academically. More specifically, the purposes of the MEP are to:

    • Support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migrant children in order to reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from the migrant life style;
    • Ensure that migrant children who move among the States are not penalized in any manner by disparities among the States in curriculum, graduation requirements, and State academic content and student academic achievement standards;
    • Ensure that migrant children are provided with appropriate educational services (including supportive services) that address their needs in a coordinated and efficient manner;
    • Ensure that migrant children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet;
    • Design programs to help migrant children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit their ability to do well in school, and to prepare them to make a successful transition to postsecondary education or employment; and
    • Ensure that migrant children benefit from State and local systemic reforms. [1]

     

    What services are available for Migrant students? 

    Migrant programs are available to qualified migrant students in the Medford School District 549C though the Southern Oregon Education Service District.  The programs are designed to support students in meeting challenging academic Reading and Mathematics standards. In addition, Migrant students automatically qualify for Free Lunch and receive an accident insurance policy. Migrant staff also link families to community support services as needed. To find out more about these service please contact the Southern Oregon Education Service District at 541-776-8520 or http://www.soesd.k12.or.us/page.asp?navid=516.

     

    [1] Oregon Department of Education, Migrant Education - Title I-C.  http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=99  (September 6, 2017).