Benefits of the Program
How to qualify
Frequently asked questions
Important contact information
for Migrant Education Program services?
Children and young people ages three to twenty-one years old:
- Who have not completed high school;
- Who have moved with their families across school district
boundaries within the past 3 years;
- Who moved so they or their parents could look for work in
agriculture, fishing, forestry, ranching, dairy, canneries,
or meat packing parents; and
- Whose families depend on agricultural work for their livelihood.
There are nearly 4,000 migrant students enrolled in Salem-Keizer
Public Schools. The majority of the migrant population in Oregon
is Latino. Migrant Specialists work in elementary, middle, and
high schools with the highest enrollment of migrant students.
Does the accident insurance cover 100% of the medical bills?
A: The accident
insurance covers approximately 50% of allowable medical bills,
and has a $100 deductible per incident.
Do I need to have moved from another country to Oregon in order
to qualify for the Migrant Program?
No, families are only required to move across school districts
to seek or obtain agricultural work.
Can I get assistance in settling issues with the U.S. Department
A: The Migrant
Program is not associated with immigration in any way. We are
here strictly to help migrant students with their educational
the Migrant Program donate food and clothing to migrant families?
A: Although we
do not provide our families with food and clothing, we do help
families find agencies that provide these services.
type of documentation do I need for my child to be enrolled
in the Migrant Program?
A: We prefer to
see a document that verifies a child’s birth date, but
it is possible to be in the program without that verification.
What if I move to another state or country because work has
A: That move may
re-qualify you for another three years if you return. It is
important that you contact us to fill out the necessary paperwork.
Will my child still receive benefits after he/she graduates
from high school or gets a General Education Diploma (GED)?
A: A student is
eligible from the ages of three to twenty-one years. If a student
graduates from high school or earns a GED at any time while
he/she is a migrant student, they are no longer eligible for
who move to look for work in agriculture may contact the Migrant
Education Program in the new location by calling the Migrant
Education Hotline at 1-800-234-8848.
503-399-3111: Migrant Education Program, Salem-Keizer
503-399-3258: Bilingual Education Program, Salem-Keizer
503-391-9480: Migrant Education Service Center
2611 Pringle Rd. SE
Salem, OR. 97302
All services are free. If you think you are eligible for this
program please call 503-399-3111 for more information.
Migrant Education Service Center
CAMP (College Assistance Migrant
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