The following documents provide
guidance related to the Title I, Part C program in the areas of program
implementation, service priority, identification and recruitment
(ID&R), and student data collection.
Guidance (PDF, 379KB)
of Migrant Children for Free Lunches and Breakfasts
on their eligibility for the Migrant Education Program (MEP), migrant children
are eligible for free meal benefits under the National School Lunch
and School Breakfast Programs. The memoranda issued by the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) to address this issue can be accessed
USDA Memorandum Issued July 19, 2004 (PDF,
USDA Memorandum Issued August 16, 2004 (PDF,
Note: While a child’s
eligibility for the MEP may end during either term of the
school year, the child’s eligibility for free meals remains effective for the
remainder of the school year.
Minimum Attendance for Class Credit
In August 2013, a To the Administrator Addressed letter
was released from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to summarize several
statutes related to attendance, admission, enrollment records, and
tuition. Section 25.092 of the Texas Education Code (TEC), commonly
referred to as “the 90 percent rule” is a provision that sets a
condition of minimum attendance for class credit. This letter may be of
particular interest to school district staff as it may impact credit
accrual for migrant children.
Identification and Recruitment
law requires that Texas identify and recruit every school-age child of eligible
migrant parents residing in the state into the Title I, Part C MEP. For more information about this responsibility, click on the
ID&R Letter to
Administrators from the Texas Education Agency (PDF,
Local school district and ESC recruiters identify and recruit migrant children and youth through an interview process. Recruiters must conduct ID&R beyond the campus and throughout the community.
The Texas Manual for the
Identification and Recruitment of Migrant Children outlines
the ID&R practices and processes of the Texas MEP.
Local education agencies and education service centers receiving MEP funds must
follow the requirements established in the ID&R manual for identifying and
recruiting eligible children. The reference manual helps recruiters make proper eligibility decisions, complete necessary documentation, and have quality control measures in place.
ID&R Manual 2014-2015 (PDF, 6 MB)
New Generation System
New Generation System (NGS) is a web-based interstate information network that
communicates demographic, educational, and health data on migrant children to
educators throughout the nation. The system allows educators to record the
movement of migrant students through the educational process by producing online
records of a student's educational progress and health profile. Educators can
generate a student transfer document to facilitate academic placement as the
student transfers schools. NGS also allows educators to generate various
student-level, management, and federal performance reports.
Texas Manual for New Generation System (NGS) Data Management Requirements outlines policies, procedures, and guidelines to assist LEA and ESC staff in
implementing NGS activities. Please
click on the links below.
Sections I-IV (PDF, 609KB)
Section V (PDF, 73KB)
Section VI (PDF, 425KB)
Section VII (PDF, 39KB)
In order to access NGS, all users must complete an NGS Password Request Form that is approved by the State MEP. Please click on the links below to access the form or the NGS Website.
NGS Password Request Form and Instructions (PDF, 27KB)
NGS Website (outside source)