Migrant Education is an agricultural education-based program for “highly mobile students.” Congress authorized the program in 1965 and the first programs in Kentucky began in 1966.
Migrant Education is a federally funded, state-administered education program for eligible children ages 3 – 21. Children qualify on the basis of moving with or to join parents or guardians who are seeking or working in temporary or seasonal employment in agriculture and fishing.
Daviess County Migrant Education Program is designed to help migrant children, who are uniquely affected by the combined effects of low-income, language and cultural barriers and the migratory lifestyle, to meet the same challenging academic achievement standards that are expected of all children.
Some of the services for eligible migrant students include: free tutoring services, scheduling of medical appointments, assistance with school supplies and clothing, intersession and summer activities, and migrant students qualify for free lunches.
DO YOUR CHILDREN QUALIFY?
- Have you or your family moved from one town or school district to another within the state or out-of-state within the past three years? Yes or No
- Did the children in your family move with you or join you at a later date? Yes or No
- During the last three years, were any of these moves made with the intent to find temporary seasonal work in farming or agricultural work? Yes or No
Some examples of agricultural jobs are:
- Working on a farm
- Working in tobacco (preparing plant beds, setting, chopping, cutting, or stripping tobacco)
- Working in a plant nursery or greenhouse
- Working in a processing plant
- Working on a poultry farm
- Working with beef cattle
- Picking fruits or vegetables
- Milking cows
- Tree growing or harvesting
If you can answer YES to all the questions above, your children may qualify for benefits of the Migrant Education Program.
Please contact the Migrant Education Office.
Rina Coppage- Migrant Team Member
Cell Phone #270-231-6341
Gabriela Martinez- Migrant Team Member
Cell Phone #270-231-3943
Office #270-852-7000 ext 235
Shelly Hammons, Director of Federal Programs
270-852-7000 ext 252