Shelton's Migrant Education Program

Migrant Education Program

Migrant Education Program



The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is authorized under Title I, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, reauthorized in 2015 as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma or complete a GED. Specifically, the goal of the Migrant Education program is to 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 post-secondary education or employment.


  • Supplemental academic programs to assist in the achievement of state academic standards

  • Instructional training

  • Free school breakfast and lunch

  • Health services

  • Family home visiting/ and academic counseling services

  • Parental involvement

  • Migrant student data and collection

  • Student leadership opportunities

  • Summer schools services when possible

  • Secondary credit accrual and exchange


Children younger than 22 years of age who:

  • Is still eligible for free public education up to 12th grade (no HS diploma or GED)

  • Has moved within the past 3 years to engage in season or temporary agriculture work due to economic necessity. This could include harvesting for personal substance as well. 

  • And the move was from one residence to another crossing school district boundaries.


Eligible activities include but not limited to Agriculture, Packing/Warehouse, Forestry, Dairy, Poultry, Commercial Fishing, Beef, Shellfish.

Migrant Education Health Program 



The Migrant Education Health Program is a collaborative partnership model that provides advocacy and outreach activities to help eligible migrant students and their families gain access to health and social services free of charge. The MEHP’s mission is to eliminate barriers that impede a migrant student’s access to school and health services so that every student has an equal opportunity for success. 

What can MEHP cover?

  • Preventative services, including but are not limited to: Physical exams, limited dental exams, vision and hearing exams, immunizations, limited mental health services, etc.

  • One-time services, including but are not limited to: Infections, fractures, open wounds, tooth extractions/repairs, eyeglasses, and behavioral intervention needs, etc.

What is not covered?

Emergency, ongoing or long-term health services: Surgeries, treatment of chronic diseases, braces, and/or other long-term services regardless of whether these services are also preventative.

Questions? Please contact:

Armando Isais-Garcia 
Migrant Health Program Supervisor

  • 700 S. First St., Shelton, WA 98584
  • p: 360-426-1687
  • f: 360-427-8610

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: Shelton School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Title IX Coordinator: Tabitha Whiting, Executive Dir. of Human Resources; 700 S. First Street; Shelton, WA 98584; 360-426-1687; Email: [email protected]

Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Ivy Kardes, Director of Special Services; 700 S. First Street; Shelton, WA 98584; 360-426-2151; Email: [email protected]

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator: Tabitha Whiting, Executive Dir. of Human Resources; 700 S. First Street; Shelton, WA 98584; 360-426-1687; Email: [email protected]

Gender Inclusive School Coordinator: Rich Squire, Safety and Security Manager; 700 S. 1st Street; Shelton, WA 98584; 360-426-6322; Email: [email protected]

You can report discrimination and discriminatory harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Civil Rights Coordinator, listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint.

For a copy of your district’s nondiscrimination policy and procedure, contact your school or district office or view Policy and Procedure 3210 online here: Policy & Procedure - Shelton School District

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