Westminster Public Schools (WPS) offers program services to migrant students and families through the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) team. Student identification occurs at registration and protocols are followed through the Metro Migrant Education Program (MMEP) guidelines. Educational supports are offered both through the Colorado State Migrant office and WPS Title III services. Additional information regarding migrant services can be requested by contacting Susana Zubia Lopez, or Metro Migrant Education Program at 303-365-5817.
Who is eligible?
Migrant students are children, from birth through age 21, of parents or guardians who have moved across state or school district lines, anytime during the past three years to seek or with the intent to obtain temporary or seasonalemployment in agriculture, fishing or related industries. Children can qualify even if their parents did not find the job they were looking for or if they have changed jobs since.
For how long do they qualify?
Students qualify for three years from the last qualifying move. Every time the family moves across school district boundaries in order to look for a job in agriculture, the children re-qualify.
What services and benefits are provided?
Services may vary from one school, or school district, to another depending upon the number of students identified and their needs. Direct services include but are not limited to:
- Referrals to food banks, clothing banks, low cost medical services and clinics, GED classes, citizenship classes, adult education, legal services and other community agencies.
- Assistance with summer school enrollment and tuition.
- Transfer of student records to and from Mexico through the bi-national program.
- Scholarship assistance for outstanding migrant students.
- Youth guidance and education support.
- Supplemental instructional services.