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The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a federally funded program, authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is designed to support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves.

Migrant Education is a supplemental educational program that provides support services through partnership and collaboration with school districts and community agencies to maximize the academic success of migrant students. Region 6 works closely with parents, school districts, and community agencies to design supplementary academic services, activities, and programs to ensure equitable opportunities for all migrant students and thus increase the graduation rate in the migrant student population.

Supplementary services offered to MEP students include:

  • Medical/ Dental/Optical Services

  • Educational Support

  • Summer School Programs

  • After-School Programs

  • Educational Experiences

These are some of the supplementary services that Imperial County Migrant Education Program Region VI, in partnership and collaboration with school districts, offers to the migrant student population. Additionally, ICOE-MEP Region VI offers advocacy and academic guidance to all our migrant students.


A child is considered "migratory" if the parent or guardian is a migratory worker in the agricultural, dairy, lumber, or fishing industries and whose family has moved during the past three years. A "qualifying" move can range from moving from one residence to another or across school district boundaries due to economic necessity. 

The eligibility period is three years from the date of the last move. Eligibility is established through an interview conducted by a Migrant Education recruiter who visits both home and employment locations where migrant workers are employed. The law states that migrant education services are a priority for those students who have made a qualifying move within the previous one-year period and who are failing, or are most at risk of failing to meet state academic standards, or who have dropped out of school.

2023-2024 PAC Meeting Dates

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. All meetings will be held at Heber School- Room 118 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Dates

September 14, 2023

October 12, 2023

January 18, 2024

February 15, 2024

April 18, 2024


Migrant Parent Liaison
Samantha Aguirre
Phone: 760-337-6530 ext. 2314
Email: saguirre@hebersd.org

MEP Academic & Health
Support Services Supervisor
Amelia Rosas-Carlos
Phone: 760-312-6449
Email: acarlos@icoe.org


After school tutoring classes for Migrant students are held at both Dogwood and Heber School sites. After school will start September 25, 2023 and will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please be sure your child takes advantage of this opportunity. Computer assisted instruction, homework support, and Accelerated Reader books are all available for Migrant students. Heber and Dogwood teachers provide the instruction and tutoring. Saturday School will also be offered throughout the 2023-2024 school year. First Saturday will be October 28, 2023.


Instructional support services offered on select Saturday mornings. Support is offered for grade level 3rd - 8th in the following areas:

  • Math

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Technology


Program for 3-6 year old students at Heber School District. Students and their families will have the opportunity to work with teachers in Spanish & English language. Students will be provided with supplies, books, and other learning materials to use at home with their families. Dinner included.

Classes will be starting in October. Sessions will be held at Dogwood Elementary School, Room 103 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m.