How Students Qualify for the Migrant Education Program
Children/young adults who are migrant and have had the basis for the Migrant Education Program (MEP) eligibility properly recorded may receive MEP services. A child is eligible for MEP services if he or she:
- Is younger than 22 (and has not graduated from high school or does not hold a high school equivalency certificate) but (b), if the child is too young to attend school-sponsored educational programs, is old enough to benefit from an organized instructional program.
- Is a migrant agricultural worker or a migrant fisher OR has a parent, spouse, or guardian who is a migrant agricultural worker or a migrant fisher; AND
- Performs, or has a parent, spouse, or guardian who performs, qualifying agricultural or fishing employment for wages or personal subsistence; AND
- Has moved within the preceding 36 months to obtain, or to accompany or join a parent, spouse, or guardian to obtain temporary or seasonal employment in agricultural or fishing work; AND
- Has moved from one school district to another.