Title I Part C - Arkansas Migrant Education Program

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.

What is a migratory child?

A migratory child is a child who has moved with or to join a migratory agricultural worker or to do the work himself/herself.

One key note is that some migrant students may have lived in Beebe their entire lives, but during the summer families may move out of state or cross school districts for employment. When the family returns to our school district at the beginning of the school year, these students requalify as migrant. Many migrant families maintain Beebe as their home base, allowing them to be part of our district from K-12 and still qualify for the program.

If you think your child/children may qualify as migrant, please reach out to Ms. Tabatha Jones, and she will be happy to help.

Migrant Education Support Contact Information



Phone: (501) 882-5463


Tabatha Jones

Beebe School District Migrant Student Advocate

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What is the purpose of the Migrant Education Program?

1. Support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migratory children during the school year and, when applicable, during summer or intersession periods.
2. Identify eligible migrant students through agricultural surveys in schools, businesses, and venues employing or providing services for migrant families.
3. Prevent penalization of migratory children who move among states due to disparities in curriculum, graduation requirements, and academic standards.
4. Provide opportunities for migratory children to meet challenging state academic standards.
5. Help migratory children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, health-related issues, and other factors hindering their success.
6. Ensure appropriate opportunities for virtual learning.
7. Support migratory children in benefiting from state and local systemic reforms.

Our Migrant Education Center is housed in our campus Professional Development Center (PDC), located next to the Badger Health Center.