The Minnesota Department of Education partners with Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. (TVOC) Migrant Education Services department to–
- Identify and recruit migrant children ages 0-21 who have not received a high school diploma or equivalent
- Determine eligibility for the Title IC Minnesota Migrant Education Program
- Collect all Minimum Data Elements for migrant student records
- Manage the state migrant education data base (MIS2000)
- Manage the national migrant education data base (MSIX)
- Conduct quality control measures, such as re-interviews
(Minnesota Migrant Education Services Hotline – 800-890-4853)
Some school districts in the states of Minnesota and North Dakota have summer Migrant Education Programs for school-age children. Summer Migrant Education Programs are funded through the state of Minnesota and North Dakota. Major funding within the program includes: MN Title I Part C, ND Title I, CTC, USDA, Special Education, and School District Funding.
- Recruitment Request – If you would like a recruiter to determine if you or someone you know is eligible for the Migrant Education Program or if you would like recruitment in your area, click here.
- Migrant Education Program Checklist for School Districts – Coordinate with Tri-Valley Opportunity Council (TVOC) to ensure the proper identification, placement, and reporting of migrant children for Title I Part C, Education of Migratory Children. (Checklist)
- Training Request – The Minnesota Department of Education is partnering with Tri-Valley Opportunity Council to provide professional development opportunities to school staff and other organizations regarding migrant education. Please indicate which trainings you would like more information about. Trainings can be done by Skype or in person (we can come to you). For more information contact Cris Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-890-4853.
- Parent Employment Survey (Bilingual)
- Partnership Agreement- Designated TVOC MSHS staff and the MN MEP staff should meet before programs begin to discuss the Partnership Agreement
- Migrant Education Program Checklist for School Districts
- Department of Education Fact Sheet
- COVID19 Recruitment Plan Title I MEP
- It is important to make additional services available to migratory children since they are at greater risk for academic failure than other children due to their migratory lifestyle. Migratory children face educational disruption and disconnection as a result of moving across state and school district boundaries, and enrolling late and/or withdrawing early due to agricultural seasons. Our state education agency is committed to accurately identifying and recruiting eligible migratory children for services in order to help them succeed in school, graduate, and develop employment skills. We are also committed to helping you and your staff manage influxes of migratory students by providing supplemental education and health services, transferring student records, and coordinating with migratory parents about their child’s education.
- Making Connections Workshop
All Minnesota districts are expected to have a designated migrant education program liaison. This workshop provides an overview of the Migrant Education Program. Participants will have the opportunity to meet members of the Minnesota Migrant Education Program team and discuss collaboration efforts and ways to help remove barriers for highly mobile migrant families. Participants will learn about expectations of the district’s migrant liaison, tools and resources available for school districts, reporting requirements, and ways to help remove barriers for migratory children.
Dates in 2020: TBD
Location: Minnesota Department of Education
Questions? Contact Cris Young at Christine.email@example.com or 800-890-4853
- Categorical Free Eligibility for Migrant Children: Students certified as migrant children under the Migrant Education Program (MEP) of Title I, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), are categorically eligible for free meal benefits through the School Nutrition Program. In general, a migrant child is one who has moved across district lines within the last three years, in order to accompany a parent or guardian who is seeking or will be working in an agricultural position. Categorical eligibility for school lunch – memo
- Supplemental Services Form: Report any Migrant Education Program funded support or instructional services that have been provided to eligible migrant students. Questions regarding MSIX or training inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-890-4853.
- Title I Part C Education of Migrant Children Eligibility Certification Test – Anyone determining migrant eligibility MUST pass the Title I Part C Education of Migrant Children Eligibility Certification Test, which is good for 1 year. The test can be taken as many times as necessary. Handouts, manuals, and other migrant resources can be used while completing the test. Contact Claudia Mladek for the password or with questions. Email:email@example.com
- MSIX FERPA Memo
- MSIX FERPA Regulations Letter
- Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX) Rules of Behavior
- Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX) Application
Please send completed MSIX application and signed Rules of Behavior to Linda Fournier, 200 East Bowler St., Le Center, MN 56057 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX) How to do a Student Record Search Guide
This tool will guide you through a Student Record Search, Data Request and Move Notice in MSIX. Questions regarding MSIX or training inquiries can be directed to email@example.com.
Head Start Migrant Education Brochure -Providing tools to migrant educators to plant seeds of knowledge waiting to blossom into harvest of hope.
National Migrant Hotline – (for information on Migrant Education and/or referrals for emergency services) 800-234-8848
Minnesota Department of Education Migrant Education Program – Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a national program that provides educational and support services to eligible migrant children between the ages of 3-21 each year. These services help children of migrant farmworkers overcome the disadvantages they face, including the disruption of their education.
Minnesota Migrant Education Program Qualifying Activities -Please note that this list is not comprehensive. If you have any questions about qualifying activities, please contact Claudia Mladek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-232-1210.
MMERC’s Website – MMERC’s (Midwest Migrant Education Resource Center) mission is to assist upper Midwest partner states in meeting the needs of migrant children. MMERC provides a variety of services and resources to school districts and Summer Migrant Education Programs.
Title I, Part C Education of Migratory Children Survey – Click here if you would like a recruiter to contact you to determine eligibility for the Minnesota Migrant Education Program.
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200 East Bowler St.
Le Center, MN 56057