What is the Migrant Program?The Migrant Education Program is a national program that annually provides supplemental education and support services to approximately 500,000 eligible migrant children nation wide to help them overcome educational disruptions and disadvantages which result from their mobile lifestyle. The Migrant Education Program grew out of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 1965 as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which was signed in to law on January 8 2002, contains the major statutory provisions that apply to the Migrant Educational Program, The new law supersedes the previous law.
Our PurposeThe purpose of the Migrant Education Program as identified by Federal law is to address the special educational needs of migratory children in a coordinated, integrated, and efficient way through high-quality and comprehensive programs in order to overcome barriers in education caused by interrupted schooling. Priority for services are given to migratory students who are failing or most at risk of failing to meet the State's student academic achievement standards, and whose regular school year education has been interrupted.
Public law 107-110, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Title I - Part C, Education of Migratory Children, requires each state that receives assistance to: ensure that the State and its local operating agencies identify and address the special educational needs of migratory children in accordance with a comprehensive State plan that...provides that migratory children will have an opportunity to meet the same challenging State academic content standards and challenging State student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet. [Sec. 1306(a)(1)(C)]
Mission StatementThe mission of the Brownsville Independent School District Migrant Education Program is to ensure migrant students will reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma or complete a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) while prioritizing academic needs. Partnerships between the school, home, and the community will empower migrant students to pursue higher educational opportunities and become reponsible citizens in a demanding global society.