Title I-C Migrant Education
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) provides supplemental educational and support services to eligible migrant children.
What is the source of the funding?
United States Department of Education through federal taxes paid by individuals and businesses.
Are there special guidelines?
Specific guidelines are followed to identify eligible students (type of work, qualifying moves). Priority for Services is based upon migrant children whose education has been interrupted during the school year and who are failing, or at risk of failing, to meet Georgia’s Performance Standards (GPS).
How much funding does WCS receive?
The amount of funding varies each year depending on how many students qualify and are served in the previous year. Migrant populations move according to work availability which is often dependent on the economy and weather.
Who benefits from the funding?
WCS uses migrant funds to provide; a migrant liaison, individual and group tutoring of priority for service students during the school year and through the summer, recruitment, EXITO parent education classes, parent involvement through PAC (Parent Advisory Committees at local and state levels), emergency support for migrant families, student supplies for school, and staff training.