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Educational Service Unit 13

Title 1C Education


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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"

Eligibility Requirements 

"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
  • Meatpacking
  • Potato work
  • Field and Vineyard Work….and much more!


For more information contact: Danielle Cole, Title 1C Migrant Education Program Director 308-635-3696 or http://www.facebook.com/ESU13MEP