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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

  • Happy 4th of July
  • Independence Day
  • Offices Closed
  • Jr. Otters First Day
  • July 5, 2017
  • Contact Summer Prather-Smith
  • SUHSD Binational Closing Event
  • July 5, 2017
  • Contact Ernesto Vela
  • Greenfield Binational Closing Event
  • July 6, 2017
  • Contact Ernesto Vela
  • Binational San Francisco Trip
  • July 8, 2017
  • Contact Ernesto Vela
  • MEP Board Presentation
  • July 12, 2017
  • Contact Ernesto Vela
  • King City Binational Closing Event
  • July 18, 2017
  • Contact Angelica Fonseca
  • Regional Binational Closing Event
  • July 19, 2017
  • Contact Ernesto Vela
  • Binational Consulate Visit
  • July 20, 2017
  • Contact Ernesto Vela
  • Santa Rita Binational Closing Event
  • July 21, 2017
  • Contact Summer Prather-Smith
  • Salinas City Binational Closing Event
  • July 25, 2017
  • Contact Ernesto Vela
  • Alisal Binational Closing Event
  • July 27, 2017
  • Contact Ernesto Vela
  • Jr. Otters Closing Event
  • July 28, 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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