Migrant Service Coordination
A major component and responsibility of the MEPMigrant Education Program is to coordinate ALL services for migratory students and their families. By doing this in a systematic and comprehensive manner, migratory students can successfully navigate through the academic, social, emotional, and physical challenges they must overcome in order to:
- Complete graduation requirements for a high school diploma;
- transition to postsecondary education;
- enter the military; and/or
- begin a career.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 1301 has outlined that one of the purposes of the MEPMigrant Education Program must be to “ensure that migratory children are provided with appropriate educational services (including supportive services) that address their special needs in a coordinated and efficient manner.” 1
The Office of Migrant Education (OME) has also explained the importance of migrant service coordination in their Non-Regulatory Guidance for the Title I, Part C Education of Migratory Children as it states in the introduction that one of the statutory purposes of the MEPMigrant Education Program is to “help migratory children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit their ability to succeed in school.” 2