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Title IC: Education of Migratory Children Program

The Nebraska Title IC or Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a federally funded initiative dedicated to ensuring that migrant children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. The program's primary goal is to help migratory children achieve academic success and meet the same challenging state content and performance standards as all children.

Mission & Goal

The mission of the Nebraska MEP is to help migratory children and youth meet high academic challenges by overcoming the obstacles created by frequent moves, educational disruption, cultural and language differences, and health-related problems. The goal is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a High School Equivalency Diploma) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.

How Children Qualify

Children and youth qualify for the Nebraska MEP if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Age: They are between the ages of 3 and 21.

  2. Movement: They have moved across school district lines within the last 36 months. This includes short-duration moves for the purpose of working in agriculture, even if the children were not unenrolled from school while accompanying their parents.

  3. Purpose of Movement: The move was due to their own or their parent’s or guardian’s seasonal or temporary employment in agriculture or fishing.

Program Description

Nebraska MEP funds support high-quality education programs for migratory children. The program ensures that migratory children who move among the states are not penalized by disparities in curriculum, graduation requirements, or state academic content and student academic achievement standards. Additionally, the program provides appropriate educational services and supportive services to address the special needs of migratory children, ensuring they have full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging state academic standards as all children.

Program Services and Objectives

To achieve its goals, the Nebraska MEP supports educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the educational disruptions and other problems that result from repeated moves. Key objectives and services include:

  • Educational Continuity: Assisting migratory children in achieving academic success despite frequent moves.

  • Supplemental Instruction: Providing additional educational support in reading, math, and other subjects.

  • Health Services: Ensuring access to medical, dental, and mental health services.

  • Advocacy: Connecting migratory children and families with community resources and support.

  • Parental Involvement: Encouraging and facilitating parental engagement in their children's education.

  • High-Quality Instruction: Offering high-quality and comprehensive educational programs.

  • Interstate and Intrastate Coordination: Ensuring continuity of services and records transfer as migratory children move from one location to another.

For more information or to see if your child qualifies for the Nebraska MEP, please contact our office at the Cardinal Welcome Center, use the Let's Talk feature to the right, or use the referral system below.

Title IC (MEP) Referral System

Are you or your children between the ages of 0-21? Have you moved to Crete within the last three years? Have you worked in an agricultural job anywhere in the United States in the last three years?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you or your children may be eligible for free supplemental educational services through the Title IC Migrant Education Program.

To see if you qualify, please complete our online referral form using the button below. The form takes only 1-2 minutes to fill out.

For more information about the Nebraska Title IC program, visit the Nebraska Migrant Education website.

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