Program Overview

The Migrant Education Program is a federally funded program that serves migratory children ages 3 through 21 and their families. Supplementary migrant services include:

Services are provided to eligible students based on the availability of funds, priority for services, and need. The Migrant Education Program employs highly qualified and trained teachers, advocates, migrant support services aides/recruiters, and social workers.

The Migrant Education Services Center is located in Plant City, Florida, and serves migrant students and families in Hillsborough County Public Schools. The Center also serves as the distribution site for the Florida Portable Assisted Study Sequence (PASS) Program in the State of Florida.

Identification and Recruitment (ID & R)

The identification and recruitment of migrant families is accomplished through the proper and timely identification and recruitment of eligible students and the completion of a Certificate of Eligibility.

The definition of a migratory child is:

The provision of services is at a sufficient level of quality and intensity to give a reasonable promise of meeting the needs of the children being served.

The services are provided by highly qualified and trained teachers, advocates, migrant support services aides/recruiters, and social workers.

Health & Social

The Migrant Education Program:

Advocacy

Migrant Advocates provide information, guidance and support to migrant students and their families to facilitate their academic success.

Advocates establish collaborative partnerships with teachers, counselors, administrators, special program staff, parents and community agencies to ensure that migrant students attend school and have access to appropriate programs and resources.