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Migrant Education Program

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The Washington State Migrant Education Program (MEP) provides supplementary services to migrant children and their families. The program is federally funded as part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I, Part C which established MEP in a 1966 amendment of ESEA and reauthorized in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

The goal of the Migrant Education Program (MEP) is to provide supplementary educational programs and health services to migrant children. Special programs are designed to meet the unique educational needs of migrant children. It is the goal of the MEP to coordinate program activities with similar school programs in Washington and in other states.

Our Selah MEP (Migrant Education Program) is proud to offer the following programs and supports to empower and inspire migrant students:

  • Career Education & post Secondary Preparation

  • Alternative High School Education for Out of School Youths (16-21 years old)

  • Educational Supplies

  • Access to technology supports

  • Health (provides supports with an unresolved health condition or to obtain health care)

  • Dental Screenings

  • Vision screenings/ access to eye glasses

  • Social Work/Outreach

  • Student Advocacy

  • Student Leadership/Engagement

  • Transportation

  • Summer School 

  • Family engagement support


A child is a “migratory child” if the following conditions are met: 

  1. The child is not older than 21 years of age; and 

  2. the child is entitled to a free public education (through grade 12) under state law, or 

  3. the child is not yet at a grade level at which the LEA provides free public education; and  

  4. The child made a qualifying move in the preceding 36 months as a migratory agricultural worker or migratory fisher, or did so with, or to join a parent/guardian or spouse who is a migratory agricultural worker or a migratory fisher; and 

  5. With regard to the qualifying move identified above, the child moved due to economic necessity from one residence to another residence, and 

  6. From one school district to another; or 

  7. In a state that is comprised of a single school district, has moved from one administrative area to another with such district; or 

  8. Resides in a school district of more than 15,00 square miles and migrates a distance of 20 miles or more to a temporary residence.  


Kristi Irion
 Director of Student Support

Chris Mackey
Migrant Records Clerk

Norma Barrera, High School Migrant Student Advocate
Cell: (509)268-1377

Edgardo De La Torre
Migrant Family Services Coordinator
Recruiter & Student Advocate