What is the Migrant Education Program?
The Migrant Education Program is a federally funded program designed to provide assistance to those families that have moved within the last three years into the Henderson County School district seeking temporary or seasonal agricultural employment. Migrant children sometimes experience difficulties making the transition into a new school setting. The program is designed to ease the transition by assisting families and children as needed within the guidelines of the Migrant Program.
What assistance is available through the Migrant Education Program?
The Migrant Program staff are available to help identify the needs of families and attempt to provide assistance or make referrals to appropriate agencies which may be able to provide needed assistance. The Migrant Advocate will facilitate communication between the school, community agencies, and the families to insure coordination of available resources for the benefit of the children
Who is eligible to participate?
Eligibility for this program is based on a movement (from one school district to another) by a student with his/her parents or guardian, who are attempting to obtain temporary or seasonal work in a food processing plant, poultry plant, harvesting tobacco, vegetable, dairy or fruit farm, greenhouse, nursery, mining reclamation, raising of livestock, farming, fishing, or forestry.
What services are available through the Migrant Program?
Who will provide assistance for migrant students?
This program works with the following people agencies in the Henderson Community to provide assistance for migrant students:
Head Start Staff
FRC/Youth Service Centers
Special Programs Director
Support Program Director
Intervention Center Staff
Student Assistant Program Coordinator
St. Vincent DePaul
Adult Learning Center
Primary Care Center
Henderson Housing Authority
Volunteer and Information Center
Christian Community Outreach
Primary Care Center
For more information contact:
Henderson County Migrant Program
1805 Second Street
Henderson, KY 42420