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. Many migrant workers have an average income below the national poverty line.
Parents of children enrolled in the Migrant Education Program participate in the planning and evaluation of programs for migrant students, including staff hiring.
Parent Advisory Committees at district and regional levels advise migrant and district staff on matters pertaining to the needs of migrant students. Each parent council holds a minimum of six meetings per year.
MERCED COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
632 West 13th Street
Merced, CA 95341