• Identification & Recruitment 

    The Oregon Migrant Education Service Center (OMESC) provide statewide training and technical assistance to recruiters in Oregon. Recruiters are hired by their regional programs; newly hired recruiter must be trained and certified by the OMESC, before they can recruit on their own. The recruiter's training plan involves: a full day training on regulations, MEP Guidance, completion of the Certificate of Eligibility (COE), interviewing techniques, pre-post assessments, and hands-on field/mentoring experience.

    Quality Control 

    Title I-C Migrant Education Program requires states to comply with implementing an Identification & Recruitment quality control process to enforce the Federal Regulation CFR 200.81. The Oregon Department of Education has contracted with the OMESC to carry out these requirements.

    Some of the quality control processes include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Reviewing and examining of all COEs in the state for accuracy and eligibility
    • Conducting re-interview to validate eligibility determination
    • Providing continuous training/education to MEP staff on latest rulings
    • Providing interviewing techniques
    • Planning ID&R and outreach strategies 


    24-Hour Accident Insurance 

    The Oregon Migrant Education Program provides insurance to help with the cost of medical treatment, 24 hours a day, during the plan year (September 1- August 31), depending on eligibility status. The insurance is for injuries caused by accidents only. It does not cover treatment for sickness. Only eligible children age 3 to 21 qualifies for the insurance. The details about the accident insurance are listed in the brochures. 

  • Migrant Education Hotline 

    The migrant education hotline is a toll-free number that migrant families may use to dial anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico to contact the Migrant Education Program offices at their current location, to request referral to local social service agencies, such as health, housing, food, clothing, childcare or emergencies.

    Migrant families are encourage to use the hotline number to immediate enroll and place their children in school. 

    The hotline is manage in Florida, calls are routed to the location identify by the area code from the incoming phone number. 

    The hotline number is: 1.800.234.8848. 

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