Title I Part C - Migrant Education Program
Office Location:1745 SW Railroad AvenueHammond, LA 70403Contact:Nancy "Tuffy" CampbellMigrant Advocate & RecruiterPhone: 985-542-7290
Fax: 985-542-0940The federally-funded Migrant Education Program (MEP) has provided educational and supportive services to migrant children across the nation since 1966. The Louisiana State Board of Education administers the MEP in Louisiana, and funds services in local school districts where fishing and farmworker children live throughout the year. The MEP attempts to locate all eligible children across the state to ensure that they are identified and recruited. The MEP also works through local school districts during the regular academic year to support the education of migrant students. Proof of citizenship is NOT required to qualify for the MEP.
To support high quality and comprehensive educational programs for migrant children, to assist students with problems due to educational disruptions and assist families with other problems that result from repeated moves.
Who the Program Serves
A migrant child is defined as a child who is, or whose parent or guardian is, a migratory agricultural worker, including a migratory dairy worker, or a migratory fisher, and who, in the preceding 36 months has moved with his or her family to seek agriculuture work.
Instructional support as well as guidance on area services are provided to assist families.