ESU 13 Title 1C Migrant Education Program
Educational Services for Children of Temporary or Seasonal Agricultural Employees
According to "(Guidance) Education of Migratory Children under Title 1, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965"
"According to sections 1115(c)(1)(A) (incorporated into the MEP by sections 1304(c)(2), 1115(b), and 1309(3) of the ESEA, and 34 C.F.R & 200.103(a)),"
A child is a "migratory child" if the following conditions are met:
1. The child is not older than 21 years of age; and
a.) The child is entitled to a free public education (through grade 12) under State law, or
b.) The child is not yet at a grade level at which the LEA provides a free public education, and
2. The child made a qualifying move in the preceding 36 months as a migratory agricultural worker or a migratory fisher, or did so with, or to join a parent/guardian or spouse who is a migratory agricultural worker or a migratory fisher; and
3. With regard to the qualifying move identified in paragraph 3, above, the child moved due to economic necessity from one residence to another residence; and
a.) From one school district to another; or
b.) In a State that is comprised of a single school district, has moved from one administrative area to another within such district; or
c.) Resides in a school district of more than 15,000 square miles and migrates a distance of 20 miles or more to a temporary residence.
*Race, ethnicity or income are not factors in qualifying for Title 1C Program.
Qualifying Agricultural Work
- Planting, cultivating or harvesting seasonal crops
- Temporary farm /feedlot workers
- Cultivating, fertilizing, soil preparation
- Processing raw agricultural products (meat packing, potato sheds, raw beet, and bean processing)
- Livestock or ranching
- Potato work
- Field and Vineyard Work….and much more!