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What is the Migrant Education Program

The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a federally funded program, authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The complete text of ESSAExternal link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) is located on the U.S. Department of Education web page. The MEP is administered in all 50 states including Hawaii, Alaska, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The MEP is authorized by Part C of Title I and is designed to support high quality and comprehensive educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the educational disruption and other issues that result from repeated moves.

Eligibility Requirements for Participation

A child is considered "migratory" if the parent or guardian is a migratory worker in the agricultural, dairy, lumber, or fishing industries and whose family has moved during the past three years. A "qualifying" move can range from moving from one residence to another or across school district boundaries due to economic necessity. A young adult may also qualify if he or she has moved on his own within the past three years to engage in qualifying work or sought to obtain qualifying work (with a history of qualifying moves). The eligibility period is three years from the date of the last move. Eligibility is established through an interview conducted by a Migrant Education recruiter who visits both home and employment locations where migrant workers are employed. The law states that migrant education services are a priority for those students who have made a qualifying move within the previous one-year period and who are failing, or are most at risk of failing to meet state academic standards, or who have dropped out of school.

Migrant Services

Services may vary from one district to another depending upon the number of students identified and their needs. The following are some of the services available through the Migrant Education Program (MEP) in Fresno County:

• After School Instructional Support 
• Extended Day School Programs
• Career Awareness
• Summer School/Intersession Programs
• Supportive Health Services in Cooperation with other Agencies
• Parent Advisory Council RoundTable
• Parent Involvement and Training
• Family-School-Community Partnerships
• School-to-Career Pathways
• Professional Growth & Development
• Alternative Programs for Out-of-School Youth
• Environmental/Outdoor Education Programs
• Dual Language Literacy for Early Education
• Online Learning
• Leadership
• Migrant Institute of Summer Study (MISS)


For more information, please call the Migrant Office at 559-659-0840


Next Migrant Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

Próxima Reunión del Comité Consejero de Parents 


May 1, 2024

1ro de mayo del 2024

FMS Cafeteria

Cafeteria de la Escuela Intermedia



For more information, please call the Migrant Office at


Para más información, por favor de llamar a la oficina Migrante al



Migrant Staff
Mrs. Diana Lopez
EL & Migrant Coordinator
559-659-1476 Ext. 1322
Mrs. Mayela  Delgado
Migrant Clerk
Mrs. Dora P Chavarria
Migrant Community Liaison/Clerk