Migrant Education

  • The Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation's Migrant Education Tutorial & Support Services Program (METS) provides a variety of services and opportunities for migrant farmworkers and their families to encourage and assist them in achieving their full potential.

    The Migrant Program is committed to promoting equity for migrant farmworkers and their families by valuing diversity, understanding the importance of their work, advocating on their behalf and identifying and addressing the ongoing and emerging needs of the migrant population.

    Who's Eligible?

    Families may be eligible if they have moved across school district or state boundaries within the last three years in order that a parent or guardian might secure or search for employment in agriculture including: dairy farming, food processing, picking/harvesting or packing of fruits or vegetables, fishing, logging or tree farming.

    School Districts Served

    Oswego County: Altmar-Parish-Williamstown, Central Square, Fulton, Hannibal, Mexico, Oswego, Phoenix, Pulaski, Sandy Creek

    Jefferson County: Alexandria Bay, Belleville-Henderson, Carthage, General Brown, Indian River, LaFargeville, Lyme, Sackets Harbor, South Jefferson, Thousand Islands, Watertown

    Lewis County: Beaver River, Copenhagen, Harrisville, Lowville, South Lewis

    Wayne County: Clyde-Savannah, Gananda, Lyons, Marion, Newark, North Rose-Wolcott, Palmyra-Macedon, Red Creek, Sodus, Wayne, Williamson 

    Program Services

    Advocacy
    Assist migrant students and their families with obtaining needed services and resources.

    Family Literacy
    Educational activities for the entire family.

    In-School Students
    Academic support and tutoring are provided to children who have needs identified by parents, teachers or migrant program staff. Tutors provide either in school or home tutoring. Priority for Service follows students who are failing, or most at risk to meet state's content and performance standards, or whose education has been interrupted during the regular school year.

    Health Services
    Assist families with obtaining health insurance through the Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid programs; Assist migrant students with obtaining immunizations; Assist families with migrant education funded health vouchers for migrant eligible students.

    Parent Involvement
    • Home visits to families
    • Parent Advisory Committee meetings
    • Bilingual staff assist Spanish speaking families to fully participate in program activities
    • Adult education opportunities through ESL, GED and Family Literacy

    Special Activities

    • Educational field trips
    • Teen retreat
    • Graduation & recognition dinner
    • Holiday celebrations
Migrant student graduates.