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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent of Schools

Upcoming Events

  • Coordinating Advisory Council Meeting
  • November 7, 2017
  • Contact Ernesto Vela
  • High School Code Day
  • November 11-12, 2017
  • Contact Summer Prather-Smith
  • Regional Advisory Council Meeting
  • November 13, 2017
  • Contact Annabel Castro
  • Regional Director's Meeting- Sacramento
  • November 13-14, 2017
  • Contact Ernesto Vela
  • Francisco Jimenez Keynote
  • November 15, 2017
  • Contact Ernesto Vela
  • I&R/ Health Meeting
  • November 16, 2017
  • Contact Efrain Magallanes
  • OSY Support Meeting
  • November 16, 02017
  • Contact Ernesto Vela
  • Student Guidance Staff Development
  • November 27, 2017
  • Contact Jorge Morales
  • Federal Program Monitoring Visit
  • November 29-December 1, 2017
  • Contact Ernesto Vela
  • November 30, 2017
  • Contact Summer Prather-Smith

History of Migrant Education

Dr. Ernesto Vela

The Migrant Education Program was established by the United State Department of Education in 1966. The program is part of Title I Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 and most recently reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001.

The Migrant Education Program was established to meet the unique educational and social needs of migratory children between the ages of 3 to 22 years old. The program celebrates and exercises its legacy of civil rights by ensuring equal access to a high quality education for all migrant children.

Migrant Education Region 16 Monterey County Office of Education is one of 20 migrant regions in the state of California. Region 16 serves the largest migrant student population in the state. In 2015, Region 16 identified more than 12,500 migrant students, nearly 1,000 more students than the next largest region.

To learn more about the history of the Migrant Education Program, legal references, and program regulations visit the United States Department of Education Website.

Check out these videos to learn about the Migrant lifestyle and the needs of this unique population:

Harvest of Shame

History of the Migrant Education Program


Dr. Ernesto Vela

Senior Director
Phone: 831.755.6403

Ana Gonzalez

Administrative Assistant
Phone: 831.755.6403

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