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Education for Homeless Students

Special Services - Education for Homeless

The Migrant Education Program was established for the purpose of providing supplemental instructional and/or family support services to migratory families.  The Migrant Education Program provides supplemental health and social support services to migrant students and their families when all other resources have been exhausted. The Migrant Education Program serves as a referral service as it collaborates with the community resource agencies in providing information and/or services to the identified migrant family.

For more information about resources or programs in WISD or the community available to assist migrant families, please contact your campus registrar or :

Jill Vasquez
Director of Special Services 
(972)429-2385 - phone
(972)941-9755 - fax

Title I, Part C - Education of Migratory Children

The Texas Migrant Education Program (MEP) enrolls approximately 45,000 eligible migrant students out of a total Texas public school enrollment of approximately five million students. The state’s migrant program is the second largest in the country and is administered at the local level through local educational agencies (LEAs) and educational service centers (ESCs). Texas migrant students and their families migrate annually to 48 other states in the country, making Texas home to the largest interstate migrant student population in the United States. Texas also welcomes workers to the state to perform temporary and seasonal work in its agriculture and fishing industries.

The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to design and support programs that help migrant students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle. These efforts are aimed at helping migrant students succeed in school and successfully transition to postsecondary education or  employment.

Migrant Education Federal Statute

State of Texas Migrant Education Resources