Title I - Migrant Education Program

General Information

Objectives:

  • To provide supplemental educational support
  • To assist families with access to community resources
  • To establish and maintain communication between home and school
  • To assist with school registration and attendance

The Occupational Survey form is a major part of MEP identification and recruitment.
  • All schools in Georgia use the Occupational Survey form during new student registration and back-to-school registration.
  • This form is completed by parents/guardians.
  • Schools review and, based on responses, send the survey to the trained district SSP/MEP contact or MEP regional office for a follow-up interview and potential certificate of eligibility (COE).
  • Schools follow the directions on the bottom of each survey for document processing.

Rationale:
Migrant Education is a national program that provides supplemental educational services to eligible migrant children in the United States. The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is designed to "support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migratory children to help reduce the educational disruptions and other problems that result from repeated moves" [No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), Section 1301.1].

Documents and Resources

Occupational Survey - Amharic
Occupational Survey - Arabic
Occupational Survey - Burmese
Occupational Survey - Chinese
Occupational Survey - French
Occupational Survey - Haitian Creole
Occupational Survey - Karen
Occupational Survey - Korean
Occupational Survey - Nepali
Occupational Survey - Somali
Occupational Survey - Spanish
Occupational Survey - Vietnamese
Georgia Migrant Education Program

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the Migrant Education Program (MEP)?

The primary purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to address the special educational needs of comprehensive programs. The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that migratory students graduate from high school.

What is the Federal Definition of a “migratory child”?

  1. Age: The child is younger than 22; AND
  2. Educational level: The child has not graduated from high school or does not hold a high school equivalency certificate (HSED). If the child is too young to attend school–sponsored educational programs, is old enough to benefit from an organized instructional program; AND
  3. Move: The child (and worker) move for economic necessity across school district lines to seek or obtain, or accompany a parent or guardian, to seek or obtain qualifying work; AND
  4. The time of the move: The move occurred in the preceding 36 months; AND
  5. The purpose of the move: was to seek or obtain qualifying work or any kind of work and obtain qualifying work soon after the move. Qualifying work is work in agriculture, agricultural related, fishing or fishing related, that is either seasonal or temporary work. The work must be performed only for wages or personal support.

How do I request migrant services?

Services through the Migrant Education Program can be requested by contacting the Muscogee County School District at 706-748-2137 or the Georgia Department of Education at 404-463-1857.

Contact Information

Shawn Fisher Program Specialist - Homeless, Migrant, Neglected & Delinquent Education

706-748-2137