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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

  • Salinas Union Binational Closing Event
  • July 2, 2018
  • Contact Ernesto Vela
  • North County Binational Closing Event
  • July 3, 2018
  • Contact Ernesto Vela
  • Binational San Francisco Trip
  • July 7, 2018
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  • Binational Team Meeting
  • July 9, 2018
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  • Annual Board Presentation
  • July 11, 2018
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  • Santa Rita Binational Closing Event
  • July 12, 2018
  • Contact Summer Prather-Smith
  • Fresno Residential Program Closing
  • July 13, 2018
  • Contact Jorge Morales
  • Binational Teacher and Host Family Dinner
  • July 17, 2018
  • Contact Ernesto Vela
  • Gonzales Binational Closing Event
  • July 19, 2018
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  • Binational Teacher Departure
  • July 24, 2018
  • Contact Ernesto Vela

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 Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.

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 one of the largest migrant student populations in the state. In 2017, Region 16 identified more than 10,000 migrant students.

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

Adriana Chavarin

Administrative Assistant
Phone: 831.755.6403

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