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Migrant Education - Region 2

Migrant Education is a federally funded program designed to provide supplementary educational and support services to eligible migrant students. Currently, Region 2 has a cumulative enrollment of approximately 14,844 students (ages 3-21) in 22 Northern California Counties. The migrant population consists of numerous ethnic and language groups (Spanish, Punjabi, Hmong, Mien, Laos, Vietnamese, and English).

Region 2 is administered though the Butte County Office of Education. The Region is divided into three Areas. Santa Rosa serves the counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma. Woodland serves the counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo. Oroville serves the counties of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, and Yuba.

Identification and Recruitment

How to identify and recruit miGRANT children

Each state is responsible for identifying and recruiting migrant children residing within its boundaries. This can be a difficult task as the children who have the most need for services may not attend school. In addition, language and cultural barriers may prevent families from advocating for services on behalf of their children, especially if they are not accustomed to requesting assistance from their children’s school. Furthermore, locations where migrant families reside may change due to changes in agriculture or in response to natural disasters affecting crop production. Therefore, it is important that states actively seek our migrant families and develop comprehensive recruitment plans that include school-based, community-based, and employer-based activities.

WHO ARE MIGRANT WORKERS?

Migrant workers seek temporary or seasonal work in agriculture, fishing or related industries, including food processing. They follow the growing seasons across the country and are largely responsible for the cultivation and harvest of fruits, vegetables and many other food products.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE for services?

A child (ages 3-21) who has not graduated from high school (or equivalency) in the United States and has moved within the last three years, due to economic necessity, with a parent or guardian who is a migrant worker. A migrant worker is a person who has moved within the last three years to work in agriculture (e.g., crops, livestock, forestry-except lumber mills) and fishing. Out of School Youth (ages 14-21) may qualify for services on their own as migrant workers. The eligibility period is three years from the date of the child’s or youth’s most recent move. Eligibility is established through an interview conducted by a Migrant Education recruiter who visits both home and employment locations where migrant workers are employed. The law states that Migrant Education services are a priority for those students whose education has been interrupted during the current school year and who are failing, or are most at risk of failing to meet state content and performance standards.


SANTA ROSA SUPPORT STAFF:

Alma Evans, Administrative Assistant, Contact

Angelica Mora, Data Specialist, Contact

Julian Ocegueda, Identification & Recruitment Specialist, Contact

Isabel Quiñonez, Instructional Program Specialist (North Sonoma County), Contact

Susana Ramirez-Fuentes, Instructional Program Specialist, Contact

Virginia Grace-Braun, College Coordinator, Contact

Yecenia Ocampo, Senior Administrative Assistant, Contact


WOODLAND SUPPORT STAFF:

Alberto Aguilar, Senior Administrative Assistant, Contact

Juan Manuel Garcia, Identification & Recruitment Specialist, Contact

Maria Elena Quintero, Data Specialist, Contact

Veronica Ocampo, MEAP Coordinator, Contact

Yazmin Navarro, Instructional Program Specialist, Contact


OROVILLE SUPPORT STAFF:

Julie Silveria, Office Assistant (Sub), Contact

Cristina Espinoza, Identification & Recruitment Specialist, Contact

Michael Martinez, Instructional Program Specialist, Contact

Penny Martinez, Data Specialist, Contact

Rebecca Nuno, College Coordinator, Contact

Rachel Goldstein, Instructional Program Specialist, Contact

Veronica Ocampo, MEAP Coordinator, Contact