MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM
WELCOME HOME TO HIDALGO ISD! / ¡BIENVENIDOS A CASA HIDALGO ISD!
Welcome to the new 2017- 2018 school year at Hidalgo ISD!It is with great pleasure and anticipation that we welcome you to each of our four elementary schools, Ida Diaz Junior High School, Hidalgo Academy, and of course to Hidalgo Early College High School.Our schools are ready to receive and serve new and returning migrant students and their families.Upon your enrollment or return to school, please make contact with the Hidalgo ISD Migrant Education Program at (956)843-4426 and speak with Santa E. Garcia, so that we can update your information or determine whether you qualify for the program.
WHO IS A MIGRANT CHILD?
Any child under the age of 22, who does not have a U.S. issued diploma or GED and has moved:
- Within the last 36 months
- Across school/district or state lines
- With a parent/guardian or on his/her own
- To obtain qualifying work
WHAT IS MIGRATORY QUALIFYING WORK?
- Refers to temporary or seasonal employment in fishing work or agricultural work, including the production or initial processing of crops, livestock, dairy products, fish, as well as the cultivation and harvesting of trees.
WHAT SCHOOL SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE CHILDREN OF MIGRANT WORKERS?
The Migrant Education Program offers a variety of supplemental academic and support services through school districts, to meet the educational and health needs of migrant children.Services vary by district.At Hidalgo ISD they may include:
- Tutoring classes
- Uniforms/school supplies
- Assistance earning high school credits
- Free school lunch program
- Summer programs
IF I AM A MIGRANT PARENT, HOW CAN MY CHILD RECEIVE SERVICES?
**IF YOU ARE A MIGRANT PARENT/GUARDIAN PLEASE CONTACT HIDALGO ISD MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM TODAY BY CALLING (956)843-4426.
Source: The Texas Education Agency