Posted: Tue, 12/20/2016 - 9:07am Updated: Wed, 07/01/2020 - 2:46pm

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Welcome to Indiana! If you or anyone in your household has come to work in agriculture, or have worked in agriculture at any time in the past 3 years, there is a chance that you or your children may qualify for the Migrant Education Program (MEP). Children who qualify for the MEP receive supplemental educational support through our Regional Centers, located throughout the state.

Click on your area in the map below to see contact information for your regional center and recruiter, who will be happy to take your call at any time. 

INTERACTIVE MAP

Regional Map

Identification and Recruitment Field Staff

Categorical Eligibility for Free Lunch and Textbooks

Students who qualify for the Migrant Education Program are automatically eligible to receive free lunch and free textbooks at their school, without the need to complete the free and reduced lunch application form. Schools just need confirmation from your Migrant Regional Center (MRC) that your student(s) have an active certificate of eligibility (COE). If your school has any questions about this process, you may show them the form below, and direct them to the MRC for your area.

Parent Involvement:

Parent involvement is an important part of the Migrant Education Program, and we always need parent feedback to continue to improve our services to migrant students. Each region holds a minimum of two parent meetings per year, and there are also at least two meetings conducted by the state each year.

For information on the next parent meeting you can attend, contact regional staff for your area or your recruiter

Complete our ESSA survey to let us know how we can better support your students. You may submit this completed document to your regional center or email it to vbeard@doe.in.gov.

Program Goal Area: Literacy Improvement

One of the major goals for the Indiana Migrant Education Program is to provide support to our migrant students to help them maintain and improve their literacy skills. We provide reading instruction during all summer school programs, and supplemental support throughout the school year.