Title 1 Part C: The Florida Migrant Education Program (MEP)
The Title I Migrant Education Program is an educational program designed to address the unique needs of migratory children ages 3-21. Migrant students have various risk factors in common with other disadvantaged students; however, they also face additional challenges exclusive to their situations (e.g., disruption of education, poor record-keeping between schools, cultural and language difficulties, and social isolation).
The purpose of the MEP is to ensure that the special educational needs of migrant children are identified and addressed. This program supports high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migrant children in order to help reduce the educational disruptions and other education related problems that result from frequent moves. This program also attempts to ensure that migrant students who move between states are not put at a disadvantage because of disparities in curriculum, graduation requirements, content, and student academic achievement standards. The program promotes interstate and intrastate coordination of services for migrant children, including providing for educational continuity through the timely transfer of pertinent school records.
The following services are a major focus:
- Identification and Recruitment
- Inter and Intrastate Coordination
- Health and Social Services
- Early Intervention
- Summer Basic Skills Programs
- Family Engagement
MEP Students in Action
Migrant farm workers are an indispensable part of American agriculture. Families and their children migrate to Leon County twice a year for the harvest seasons. Leon County Schools, through the PAEC Migrant Education Program, links migrant families to services and programs that support the wellbeing and education of their children.
Dr. Maria PounceyProject Director850-364.1430