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  To provide an educational opportunity for all our students in meeting the challenges to achieve academic success at or above state performance standards.


  To identify and meet the unique needs of all eligible migrant students in our district.

Core Values:


In order to achieve our goals and attain our commitments we expect the following values to guide the behavior of all employees:

  • Commitment
  • High Expectations
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Student-Centered
  • Teamwork
  • Passion

Program Overview:

  The lifestyle of migrant families is filled with challenges, opportunities and an ever-present belief that today’s work and a good education will provide the “Harvest of Hope for a better tomorrow.  The Migrant Education Program was created in 1966 as the Title I, Part C portion of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and was reauthorized as part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The MEP provides formula grants to States to establish or improve education programs for migrant children. As required under Section 1306 of the No Child left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, the Texas MEP has developed a current, comprehensive State Plan for how MEP services are to be delivered in order to meet the identified needs of the State’s migrant children.  In the process of identifying migrant student needs, the Texas MEP uses State-level performance data for migrant students to target services that will assure that migrant children in Texas are meeting the same State performance targets all children are expected to meet.  

Purpose of Program:


The purpose of the 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 addresses the special educational needs of all migrant children to better enable children to succeed academically. More specifically, the purpose of the MEP is to: 

  • Support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migrant children in order to reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves;
  • 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 special 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.

 7 Areas of Concern related to the Academic Success of ME Students

  • English Language Acquisition 
  • Health
  • Instructional Time
  • Access to Service
  • School Engagement
  • Educational Continuity
  • Educational Support in the Home

Areas of Focus for the MEP:

  • Migrant Service Coordination (All Levels)
  • Identification and Recruitment (Ages 3-21)
  • Early Childhood Education (Age 3- Grade 2)
  • Graduation Enhancement (Grades 7-12)
  • Secondary Credit Exchange and Accrual (Grades 9-12)
  • Parental involvement (P3-12)
  • New Generation System (NGS)






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