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What is the Migrant Education Program?

The purpose of the Title I, Part C Migrant Education Program is to design programs that help migratory children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, health-related problems, and other factors inhibiting migratory children from doing well in school and making the transition to postsecondary education or employment [Title I, Part C, Sec. 1301(5)]. The goal of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Migrant Education Program (MEP) is to improve migratory students’ academic success by providing supplemental summer programming and services to migratory children ages three through twenty-one. All information shared is confidential as this is a DPI program.

What is considered Migratory Work?

  • a parent, guardian, the student themself, or the student’s spouse are migratory agricultural workers, migratory fishermen, work in agricultural processing plants, or work in fish processing plants; and
  • have moved school districts, or a greater distance, in the preceding 36 months to obtain temporary or seasonal employment.


Complete this MEP referral form if you would like to see if your children are eligible to receive supplemental educational programming and services. A Migrant Education Program recruiter will contact you to do an interview to see if your children are eligible.