The Indiana Migrant Education Program administers a supplemental educational program for the children of migratory agricultural farm workers in Indiana. As part of this program and Title I, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, is carried out in the state of Indiana by the Indiana Department of Education, through Migrant Regional Centers located throughout the state.
Last year, there were more than 1800 migrant students present in Indiana in all areas of the state. The Indiana MEP collaborates with Indiana school districts through the Migrant Work Survey, which is required to be administered every year to all children upon their enrollment in school. Additionally, Migrant Regional Centers (MRCs) collaborate with districts where migrant students are attending, and provide supplemental support to these students during the school year.
If you have any questions about the Migrant Education Program or how to support your students, you may contact the MRC for your area or the Indiana Department of Education at 317-234-6868.
Categorical Eligibility for Free Meals and Textbooks
Students identified through the Title I, Part C Migrant Education Program are categorically eligible for free lunch and textbooks, and do not need to complete a free or reduced-price meal application. Please see the memorandum below for additional information and procedures.
MEP Work Survey
- MEP Work Survey Memo and Instructions
- Work Survey (English and Spanish)
- Work Survey (Haitian Creole)
- Migrant Regional Center Contact Information