Migrant Education

  • The Migrant Education Program in St. Mary Parish sees to it that basic school supply needs are met and children are tutored when needed. Assistance is also provided in the placement of students in appropriate school programs.  The design of the program is to maximize the child’s participation in the educational process and enhance opportunities for life-long success.

    Parents and participating agencies will be informed on methods used to facilitate needs for identified migrant students.  The program is federally funded; therefore, there is no cost to the eligible families. 

    In order to qualify for this program, there are three requirements:

    1. The child’s parent(s) must work in agriculture, commercial fishing or in the food processing activities such as crawfish or canning factories, or in the cultivation and harvesting of trees.

    2. The child’s family must have moved across a parish or state line within the last three years.

    3. Parents are required to identify themselves as migrant when they enroll their children.

    The program is designed to serve the children of migrant workers because migrant children are often left behind in their class work due to frequent moves.

    Families interested in the program may apply throughout the year at their local school or call 337-836-9661.



    Reviewed 06/07/2023
    Tonia M. Verrette