THE MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAMThe Migrant Education Program (MEP) is authorized by Part C of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and reauthorized under the Improving America’s Schools Act (IASA) of 1994. The general purpose of the MEP is to ensure that migrant students receive the skills and knowledge to enable them to achieve academic success. Migrant students are children whose parents’ principal source of income comes from seasonal labor such as agriculture or fisheries, and who because of this are impacted by a migratory lifestyle.
The Antelope Valley Migrant Education Consortium provides supplementary instructional and support services to eligible migrant children, pre-kindergarten through age 21. The consortium serves 8 districts in the Antelope Valley and is part of Region X, which serves 38 of the 94 school districts in Los Angeles County including a County sponsored Juvenile Court and Community School (JCCS).