Federal Programs: Migrant Education Program
ICSAtlanta participates in the Migrant Education Program (MEP). The purpose of the Migrant Educational Program is to ensure that migrant children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to all children and that the unmet education-related needs resulting from their migrant lifestyle are met. Migrant students at ICSAtlanta are also provided additional support and supplies to help with their education. ICSAtlanta receives the names of migrant students from the MEP regional office.
According to sections 1115(c)(1)(A) (incorporated into the MEP by sections 1304(c)(2), 1115(b), and 1309(3) of the ESEA, and 34 C.F.R. § 200.103(a)), a child is a “migratory child” if the following conditions are met:
The child is not older than 21 years of age; and
The child is entitled to a free public education (through grade 12) under State law, or the child is not yet at a grade level at which the LEA provides a free public education, and
The child made a qualifying move in the preceding 36 months as a migratory agricultural worker or a migratory fisher, or did so with, or to join a parent/guardian or spouse who is a migratory agricultural worker or a migratory fisher; and
The child moved due to economic necessity from one residence to another residence, and from one school district to another.
Migrant student identification:
The Identification and recruitment (ID&R) are unique features of the MEP. Before a migrant participant may be served by the program or counted for funding purposes in the program, his or her eligibility must be documented on a certificate of eligibility or “COE”.
Occupational Survey questions are embedded on the ICSAtlanta Student Enrollment Form and the responses are entered by the Student Information Specialist into Infinite Campus.
ICSAtlanta sends the survey to the MEP regional office for a follow-up interview and potential COE.
The state migrant staff who complete the eligibility interview and the COE.
The state migrant staff notify ICSAtlanta, which in turn, notifies parents and implements necessary supports and all requirements of the MEP.
(to determine if your child(ren) qualify to receive supplemental services under Title I, Part C)
You may read more about the Education of Migratory Children on the GaDOE's Website.
Inquiries about ICSAtlanta's Migrant Education Program should be directed to:
ICSAtlanta Federal Programs Manager