Migrant Education

PROGRAM GOALS:

To provide academic support to migrant students in the following areas:

  • English Language Arts (ELA)
  • English Language Development (ELD)
  • Mathematics
  • School Readiness

Migrant Education is a federally funded program authorized through the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.  The program is designed to provide supplementary educational and support services to identified migrant students. The Migrant Education Program Region VII is administered through the Riverside County Office of Education and serves students in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Migrant Education, Region VII, is a supplemental educational program which provides support services through collaborating with school districts and other community agencies to maximize the potential of migrant students.

Migrant Education, Region VII supports participating districts with the implementation of supplemental support services for eligible migrant students and their families.  In addition, the region provides leadership, professional development opportunities for teachers, instructional program support, fiscal program support,  technical assistance, and identification & recruitment of students to the participating districts.

Districts Served:

  • Migrant Education, Region VII currently serves students in the
    • Coachella Valley USD
    • Desert Sands USD
    • Hemet Unified School District
    • Palm Springs USD
    • Palo Verde USD
    • Perris Elementary School District
    • Perris Union High School District
    • San Bernardino County

Migrant Education, Region VII provides direct services to students that include after-school tutorial, Bookmobile Literacy services, University Residential Camps, STEM Camps, Leadership Camps, Preschool Readiness programs, Family Literacy programs and parent development workshops.

Eligibility Requirements

Students are eligible for migrant education services if they are:

  • A child is considered “migrant” 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 across school district boundaries or from one state to another for the purpose of finding temporary or seasonal employment. A young adult (OSY) may also qualify if he or she has moved on his own for the same reasons. 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 whose education has been interrupted during the current school year and who are failing, or are most at risk of failing to meet state content and performance standards.