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Migrant Education Program,
Region VIII

Tony Velásquez
Administrator


Migrant Education Program Region VIII Logo Migrant Education Regional Office
6200 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA
phone: (559) 651-3035
toll free: (800) 301-0044
fax: (559) 651-1701

National Migrant Education Hotline
(800) 234-8848

(National Referral Service for Migrant Families)


Migrant Education is a national federally-funded program that provides services to children and youth ages 3 - 21, whose education has been interrupted in the past three years because of the need for migrant parents to relocate to other areas in order to find agricultural or seasonal work.

Migrant Education Region VIII serves approximately 13,500 migrant students and their families in 54 school districts throughout Tulare and Kings counties. Our goal is to work in cooperation with individual school districts to supplement the district's educational program and to promote each migrant student's academic achievement through advocacy, coordination and collaboration. Parents are an integral part of the education of the migrant education program. District, Regional and State parent advisory councils play an active role in advocating, planning, and implementing services for migrant students.


Mission
The Migrant Education Program Department Empowers the Child and Family Unit with the Tools, through Advocacy, Education and Collaboration, to Determine their Destiny as Healthy and Creative Participants in an Ever-Changing World.

Vision
We are the catalyst for transforming migrant students into successful leaders who constantly learn and maximize their human potential.


Desired Student Outcomes
  • Migrant students succeed in the core curriculum
  • Migrant students have access to health and support services
  • Parents are knowledgeable about academic, health and support services for benefit of their children
  • Migrant students are prepared for post-secondary education
  • Migrant families embrace and value a college-going culture to ensure the future success of their children
Educational and Other Support Services
  • Identification and recruitment support to districts
  • Migrant Early Childhood Education (MECE)
  • Individual tutorial and classroom instruction in the content area
  • Extended day school programs
  • Career awareness
  • Health education and prevention services
  • Parent Advisory Councils (PAC and RAC)
  • Parent training for involvement and leadership
  • School-to-Work opportunities
  • Professional growth and development
  • Alternative programs for out-of-school youth
  • Environmental/Outdoor education programs
  • Family literacy programs
  • Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
  • Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID)
  • Intensive Reading and Math Groups (ILG and IMG)
  • University-Ready College Bound Program (URCB)
  • Student leadership academies
  • College study trips for students and parents
  • 9th grade transition academies
  • Student support through Mini-Corps
  • Summer home-based instruction programs
  • Summer preschool academies
  • Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)


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Tulare County Office of Education
Migrant Education Program - Region VIII
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA

Tony Velásquez, Administrator
(559) 651-3035 • fax: (559) 651-1701



Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 737-4378

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