Migrant Education Program (MEP)

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The National Migrant Education Hotline

Migrant Education Program (MEP)

The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migratory students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.  This federally funded program supports high-quality education programs for migrant children that move among districts/states and helps to ensure that these students are not generalized in any manner by disparities in curriculum, graduation requirements or state academic content and student academic achievement standards.

Connecting Schools, Families, and Communities
Who is eligible?
A child may qualify to be migrant eligible if he or she moves on their own, with parent(s) or guardians(s) from one district to another within the preceding 36 months for economic necessity and with an eligible migrant worker. 

MEP Program Service Areas:
  • Pre-Kindergarten Programs
  • Family Literacy
  • Social Services
  • English Development
  • Advocacy
  • Leadership Programs
  • Kindergarten-12th Grade Academic Support

Services Offered:
Identification and RecruitmentThe educational placement of children, interviewing of the parents or guardians, the recording of the families' eligibility, and the enrollment of the children into the Migrant Education Program (MEP).

Supportive/Supplemental Services - Translations, medical, dental, nutrition, hygiene, mental health, transportation, and advocacy.

Academic Services - Parenting classes, reading and mathematics computer programs, preschool placement assistance, computer lab, test prep, academic resources and summer camps.

Parental Services - English language classes and computer programs, parenting classes, daily living skills and access to computer lab.

Enrichment Services - College tours, college admission, and scholarship and FASFA assistance and Elementary Summer STEM Program.

Migrant Parent Advisory Council (MPAC) - leadership activities for parents

Contact Information:
Glades Area Office  (561) 996-4909
East Area Office      (561) 202-0356

The School District of Palm Beach County