• Migrant Education Program

    The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a national program that annually provides supplemental education and supportive services to approximately 800,000 eligible migrant children across the country to help them overcome educational disruptions which result from repeated moves. The Migrant Education Program grew out of Title I of Public Law 89-10, passed in 1965, to assist all disadvantaged children. Since migrant children have specific needs, they require special help and services. Thus, the Migrant Education Program was established separately by an amendment to Title I in 1966.

    Students who are identified as MEP eligible receive Migrant Education Program Instructional and Support Services. The Migrant Education Program is a federally funded educational program for students whose parents move across school district boundaries seeking temporary of seasonal work in agriculture and fishing. Eligibility must be verified prior to a child's participation in the program.


    The Migrant Education Program ensures that migrant children fully benefit from the same free public education (FAPE) provided to all children and that the unmet education-related needs resulting from their migrant lifestyle are met.

    The Migrant Education Program provides the following services:

      • Supplemental Education Opportunities
      • Educational Supplies
      • Community Based Resources including Health Services Referrals

    The Family Engagement Manager acts as a link between the family, school system and community based resources to coordinate educational services for migrant students.  APS staff work with various departments to develop an awareness to the needs of migrant children and youth among school system and community services personnel through presentations and other activities.  Stakeholder engagement includes outreach to parents to improve parental awareness of educational information and the benefits of involvement in their child’s education.  The ultimate role of the Family Engagement Manager is to eliminate barriers to academic success for each child. 


    Helpful links:



    Peter Gaddis

    Family Engagement Manager

    Atlanta Public Schools

    130 Trinity Avenue, SW

    Atlanta, Georgia 30303

    404-802-2733 (phone)

    404-802-1710 (fax)