State Parent Advisory Council 2015 - Legislative ReportState Parent Advisory Council, Migrant Education Program: Identified Priorities and Recommendations
California Department of Education
Report to the Legislature, the State Board of Education, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the Governor:
State Parent Advisory Council, Migrant Education Program: Identified Priorities and Recommendations
California Education Code (EC) Section 54444.2(a)(3)(B) directs the State Parent Advisory Council (SPAC) to prepare and submit a report to the Legislature, the State Board of Education, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the Governor on the status of the Migrant Education Program (MEP).
The California MEP is a federally funded program authorized under Title I, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, and serves the largest number of migrant students in any state. The primary function of the MEP is to offer supplemental educational programs for migrant children, ages three to 21, to reduce the impact of educational disruption resulting from the repeated moves of migrant families following the harvesting cycle. To qualify for MEP services, a family must be mobile and move (across school district boundaries) at least once every three years as they search for qualifying work.
To preserve the authentic voice of the migrant parent respondents, the CDE strived to maintain the phrasing of recommendations as communicated by the parents to the CDE. Therefore, any qualifying statements attached to the recommendations made in this report come directly from the migrant parents.
If you need a copy of this report, please contact the Migrant Education Office, by phone 916-319-0851.