Arkansas Migrant Education administers programs that provide supplemental academic and supportive services to the children of families who migrate to find work in the agricultural and fishing industries. The programs are designed to help migrant children, who are uniquely affected by the combined effects of poverty, language, cultural barriers, and the migratory lifestyle, to meet the same challenging academic content and student academic achievement standards that are expected of all children.
The Arkansas Migrant Education Program (AR MEP) is federally funded as part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and is regulated by Title I, Part C.
Provision of Services
Arkansas Migrant Education has four Migrant Education Service Cooperatives which provide a comprehensive program that includes identification, recruitment and enrollment plus instructional, health and support services. These cooperatives also have the responsibility for staff development, Local Education Agency (LEA) plans and applications, implementation and evaluation of special programs and fiscal management.