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Migrant Education

Providing comprehensive high-quality educational services to children of essential working families who migrate to work in the agricultural, forestry and fishing industries.


 

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Migrant Education Program
Salem-Keizer Public Schools
503-399-3111

Migrant Education Service Center
4042 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302
503-385-4678

Sandie Price
Director of School Improvement

Griselda Hernandez
Administrative Assistant
503-399-1111

About Our Migrant Education Program

Salem-Keizer Public Schools serves nearly 1,800 students in its Migrant Education program, making it the largest  program of its kind in the state of Oregon.

Migrant Education is a federal program that provides comprehensive high-quality educational services to children of essential working families who migrate to work in the agricultural, forestry and fishing industries. Through school year and summer programing, Migrant Education addresses the unique needs of migratory students who face interrupted educational experiences due the nature of family employment.

In Oregon, Migrant Ed's four program goals are achievement in reading, mathematics, school readiness and high school graduation.

Migrant Education Services

Migrant Education Services for Students

  • Academic Support - Migrant specialists support student academic success by monitoring attendance, academic progress and provide support as needed.

  • Preschool - Preschool-age students are awarded the opportunity to participate in preschool programs that prepare them for kindergarten. Visit our Preschool page to learn more about our preschool programs.

  • Free School Lunch - Students eligible for the Migrant program automatically qualify for the free lunch program.

  • Summer School - Eligible migrant students are awarded the opportunity to participate in the Migrant Education Summer School Program.

  • Leadership Conferences - Students are awarded the opportunity to attend leadership conferences and institutes.

  • College Preparedness - Students are awarded the opportunity to attend field trips to visit colleges and universities in Oregon. Students are provided access and information related to College Assistance Migrant Programs (CAMP) and High School Equivalency Programs (HEP) housed at Chemeketa and Oregon State University.

  • Accidental Insurance - Children between the ages of 3-21 who are currently enrolled in the Migrant Program receive accident insurance free of charge.

  • Medical Referrals - Students are referred to medical, dental and counseling services as needed.

Migrant Education Services for Parents

  • Parent and Teacher Liaison - Migrant Specialists periodically review the academic progress of migrant students and attempt to maintain continuous communication between parents, teachers, and other school staff regarding student academic and social emotional needs.

  • Parent Meetings on College Preparedness - Migrant Specialists conduct parent meetings at various school sites during the academic school year to inform parents on various opportunities related to college preparedness.

  • Community Resources - Families are provided with information about community resources in the area.

How to Qualify for Migrant Education Programs

Students will receive migrant services for a period of three consecutive years, until they turn 22 years of age, or they receive a high school diploma/GED. 

All Migrant Ed services are free. If you believe your child is eligible for this program, please call 503-399-3111 for more information.

  • Students have moved with their parent or guardian across district boundaries to work in agricultural related jobs within the last three years. The most common types of agricultural-related jobs in our area are:
    • Nurseries
    • Dairies
    • Hatcheries
    • Fisheries
    • Canneries
    • Reforestation
  • Students may also qualify by joining their parent or guardian within one year of the parent’s qualifying move.
  • Students between the ages of 14-21 may also qualify on their own. An adult must sign if the child is under the age of 14.