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Migrant

 
Program Description:
The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to help migrant students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolations, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle in order to succeed in school, and to successfully transition to postsecondary education or employment. Students are eligible if: within the last three years you and /or your children have moved from one school district to another in Texas (or out of state) in order to seek/obtain temporary or seasonal employment in agricultural or fishing related activities, such as:
  1. Agriculture Farms, Ranches, Fields
  2. Food Warehouses, Processing Plants, or Canneries
  3. Dairying
  4. Poultry Farms
  5. Fishing / Shrimping and Fish farms
  6. Slaughter houses
  7. Cultivating / Harvesting Trees
  8. Nurseries
  9. Other Agricultural related work
Services Offered:
Services for identified migrant children include tutorials, school supplies and other opportunities throughout the year.
 
Eligibility:
In analyzing eligibility criteria, it helps to proceed with the understanding that all criteria must be met in order to identify and recruit a child as legally eligible for the Migrant Education Program. Eligibility criteria for migratory children can be described using five basic elements: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHY, and WHERE.
 
Who?  A child who is, or whose parent, spouse, or guardian, is a migratory agricultural worker, or migratory fisher;
 
What? Has moved;
 
When? Within the preceding 36 months;
 
Why? In order to obtain, or accompany such parent, spouse, or guardian in order to obtain, temporary or seasonal employment in agricultural or fishing work that serves as a principal means of livelihood for the worker and his or her family;
 
Where? From one school district to another; or, in a state that is comprised of a single school district, has moved from one school administrative area to another within such district.