Mission of the Texas MEP
Because issues of mobility, language and poverty affect the migratory student's opportunities to receive excellence and equity in the classroom, the MEP strives to provide an educational experience which can help children reduce the educational disruptions, and other problems that can result form repeated moves. The MEP, for this reason, is committed to a world class educational program which views cultural and language diversity as a positive element in today's global village. Indeed, Texas migrant children deserve the same opportunities to reach the same challenging state performance standards that all children are expected to meet. Section 1301 of Title I, Part C, of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-382) specifically states that the purpose of these funds is to assist states to:
The Texas MEP is 100 percent federally funded. Under this mandate, the federal funds that Texas receives are distributed to the school districts based on a formula program. This formula is required by law to include "need based" components. Approximately 320 school districts and fiscal cooperative arrangements are currently receiving these funds to operate migrant programs.