Migrant Education

The ESD 123 Migrant Education Program is funded by the Washington State OSPI MEP Office and is contracted to deliver quality services to migrant project and non-project districts in the ESD 123 region. Dedicated to meeting the needs of our most at-risk population, 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) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.

The Migrant Education Program identifies migratory children as those students whose education has been interrupted during the previous 36 months due to a move for the purpose of finding seasonal or temporary work in agriculture or fishing. The mobile lifestyle of a migrant family faces numerous barriers; migrant children miss school because they or their parents are migratory agricultural or fishery workers, they tend to have more health related issues, and can be credit deficient.

More information about health and recruitment at the state level can be accessed at www.msdr.org and www.k12.wa.us/student-success/equity-education/migrant-and-bilingual-education.

What We Have to Offer:

  • Federal Project Director Technical Support
  • Technical Assistance to Identify and Plan for Supplemental Services
  • Non-Project District Support
  • Migrant 101 and 201 Trainings that offer awareness to educators on the unique needs of migratory children and families
  • Services to Support Districts and School in Analysis of Data
  • Applied Science, Math and English trainings aligning with Washington State K-12 Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards to support English Language Learners
  • Training and Technical Assistance for Migrant Graduation Specialists, Student Advocates, Recruiters, and Record Clerks
  • Migrant Funded Summer School Training Support
  • Training and Technical Assistance to school migrant program staff to Re-engage Out-of-School Youth
  • Family Engagement Training to Districts
  • Compliance and Evaluation Services
  • Summer Academy Recruitment to non-project districts
  • Re-engagement support and services to Out-of-School Youth ages 16-21 years old
  • Support and services to H2A migrant eligible youth

Want to learn more?

Lupe Mota
Migrant Education Program Administrator
lmota@esd123.org
509.544.5756

Lisa Lopez 
Migrant Program Administrative Assistant
mlopez@esd123.org
509.544.5726

Johnny Hurtado
Out of School Youth/Health Coordinator
jhurtado@esd123.org
509.544.5721

David Orzco
Family Engagement Specialist
dorozco@esd123.org
509.544.5782

Jenny Kelly
P-3 & Migrant Academic Coordinator
jakelly@esd123.org
509.544.5755
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