Migrant Education Program

The NWESD Migrant Education Program is funded by the Washington State OSPI MEP Office and is contracted to deliver quality services to migrant project and non-project districts. Dedicated to meeting the needs of our most at-risk population, the purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a GED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning and productive employment.

The Migrant Education Program identifies migratory children as those students whose education has been interrupted during the regular school year and who are failing or most at risk of failing to meet state academic standards. The mobile lifestyle of a migrant family faces numerous barriers; migrant children miss school because they or their parents are migratory agricultural or fishery workers, they tend to have more health related issues and can be credit deficient.

More information about health and recruitment can be accessed at www.msdr.org and www.health.msdr.org.


Program Services
NWESD’s Migrant Education Program is committed to assisting districts in the use of data to inform and tailor programs to meet the unique needs of migrant students. This support can be provided in workshops, onsite technical assistance, or one-on-one personal contact.

Support & Services Available:
iGrant Assistance
Program Planning

Summer School Planning
Services to re-engage out-of-school youth
District Needs Assessment
Non-Project Districts
MGS-MSA Training
Data Management

Compliance and Evaluation Services
PAC Consultation
Migrant Education 101
Migrant Parent Leadership
Student Engagement/Leadership

Parent Involvement
NWESD provides leadership training to develop an informed migrant parent community to encourage involvement in all aspects of their children’s education.

Support & Services Available:
Parent Angagement Training to Districts
Parents as Leaders Training
Information for developing effective family literacy

Professional Development
NWESD’s Migrant Office provides professional development to migrant education staff in schools/districts to help integrate learning strategies into the classroom. Our focus is to meet the varied needs of migrant students in the areas of reading, math, science and English language development.

Support & Services Available:
Seven Areas of Concern Trainings
Applied Science, Math and English trainings aligned with WSLS
Focused Training for certificated and paraprofessional staff
Summer School (unit planning)


Enrique Lopez
Regional Migrant Coordinator


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