Migrant Education


The Title I Part C - Arkansas Migrant Education Program is a federally funded program that provides services to the children of families who move seeking temporary or seasonal work in Arkansas’s agricultural and fishing industries. The program is designed to help children ages three (3) through twenty (21), who are uniquely affected by the combined effects of poverty, language, cultural barriers, and difficulties pertaining to the migratory lifestyle. The primary goal of the Migrant Program is to help our students meet the same challenging academic content and student academic achievement standards that are expected of all children.


2021 Migrant State Seminar

The 2021 Migrant State Seminar was held from September 8 – 10, 2021, at the Hot Springs Convention Center.  This was the first seminar in hybrid modality, where Migrant staff members were able to attend virtually.

Please check out the following video presentations:

2021 Arkansas Migrant Education Student Leadership Academy (AMESLA)

The Arkansas Migrant Education sponsors AMESLA where selected migrant students participate in an ExCel Challenge Program with educators who are experienced in working with youth and adults. ExCel uses dynamic outdoor activities to translate leadership skills immediately into real-life situations.

Please check out the following video:



The Arkansas Migrant Education Program (AR MEP) is federally funded as part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and is regulated by Title I, Part C.

Provision of Services

The Arkansas Migrant Education Program provides formula grants to school districts and six Education Service Cooperatives across the state that offers a comprehensive program including identification and recruitment, supplemental instructional and support services, advocacy, and basic health services to migratory children. The six Education Services Cooperatives also have the responsibility to provide technical assistance to the districts that include staff development, special programs planning, and program implementation guidance. 

For more information, please contact:

Damaris E. Tomlison, State Director
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
3010 East Hwy 22
Branch, AR 72928
Phone: 501-529-3200
Fax: 479-965-2723


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