The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to design and support programs that help migrant students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle. These efforts are aimed at helping migrant students succeed in school and successfully transition to postsecondary education or employment.
A migrant student is defined as a student whose family moves out of the school district for at least seven consecutive days every three years to work in agriculture, fishing, dairy, packing or logging industries.
The Migrant Education Program, in existence since 1965, is now under Title I of No Child Left Behind.
Headed by Migrant Program Coordinator, Linda Figueroa, and assisted by Amparo Saenz and Ellen Contreras, KISD works hard with the students, trying to help them belong, create the drive for education and keep them in school. She and the other employees work to fill in the gaps with migrant students.
Many migrant students run the risk of falling by the wayside without extra support, as their education may be broken and inconsistent due to frequent moves. The goal of the KISD Migrant Program is to provide the support students need to succeed from year to year, and to eventually graduate, and to to show them that education is the path to future success in life. The migrant program strives to make a difference, to give them that vision of success and give them that vision of education.
MIGRANT PROGRAM FAQ'S (TEA)