Merced County Office of Education

Workers

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. Many migrant workers have an average income below the national poverty line.

 

 Migrant workers in the field

 

Parent Participation

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.

Regional PAC Members