Migrant And Bilingual
Migrant Education Program
A migrant child is a child of a migrant agricultural worker or fisher who moves with their family from one school district to another so a parent or other member of the immediate family might secure temporary or seasonal employment in agriculture, fishing or related food processing activities.
- Interstate: Have moved within the past 36 months across state boundaries from one state to another.
- Intrastate: Have moved within the past 36 months within the state.
Priority for Service
Services for migrant children are prioritized for the following:
- Children failing or most at risk of failing to meet the state’s learning standards AND
- Children whose education has been interrupted during the regular school year by a qualifying move or who have missed a significant amount of school time due to the child’s or family’s migrant lifestyle.
Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
The migrant identification and recruitment specialist (home visitor) at the Administration Center is responsible for identifying migrant children in the Kennewick School District. Through community and school contacts, the home visitor learns which families are new, conducts a home interview and issues a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) if the family qualifies. A flexible schedule allows for family visitation and identification after business hours.
If you suspect a child in your building may qualify for migrant services, please send the name of the child, name of the parent/ guardian, phone number and address to the home visitor and the determination of eligibility will be made.
Migrant Student Information System (MSIS)
Services for Migrant Students
Kamiakin: Migrant graduation specialist, PASS, paraeducator support
Kennewick: Migrant graduation specialist (2), PASS, paraeducator support
Southridge: Migrant graduation specialist, PASS, paraeducator support
Parent Advisory Council
Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and Parental Involvement
Parental involvement is an integral part of all Title I programs, including the Migrant Education Program (MEP). It is important for parents and schools to develop partnerships and build an ongoing dialogue to improve student achievement. In order to receive MEP funds, school districts must implement programs, activities and procedures that effectively involve migrant parents.
Studies have found that students with involved parents are more likely to:
- Earn high grades and test scores and enroll in higher-level programs
- Pass their classes, earn credits and be promoted
- Attend school regularly
- Graduate and go on to postsecondary education
Migrant Home Visitor
Dual Language Facilitator/Bilingual Literacy Coach