The High Desert Education Service District offers a federally funded Title 1-C Migrant Education Program for families who move frequently to work in agriculture, farming, nurseries or forestry. The goal of the program is to help migrant students overcome problems that result from repeated moves and an interrupted education.

Academic assistance is provided to students through extended day and extended year opportunities. Additionally, all eligible migrant students receive 24-hour accident insurance and free nutrition services at school. Assistance is also available for families who need access to social services. Districts served include Bend-LaPine, Culver, Madras, Mitchell, Crook, Redmond, and Sisters.

Migrant Education Information

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Contact Information

High Desert Education Service District
2804 SW 6th St
Redmond, OR 97756
Phone: 541-693-5664
Fax: 541-693-5601

Summer School

Summer School

The Migrant Education Summer Program serves students ages 3-22 every summer in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson county.

Students are able to receive support in areas of language, reading, and math in order to prepare them to succeed in the following academic year. In addition to the educational services, students receive USDA Food Service Program that includes breakfast, lunch and a snack, as well as assistance through the Health and Dental programs.

Students benefit from a bilingual education to address areas that might need additional support.

Parent Involvement

Parent Involvement

The goal of the Parent Advisory Committee(PAC) is to assure that all children of migrant parents are able to receive the support, the education, and the resources that they will need in order to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally.

The PAC consists in a group of migrant parents that meets quarterly to discuss topics that could impact the educational process of  students as well as  providing new ideas that offer improvements within families, students, and different programs in our area.

The Migrant Program extends the invitation to all migrant parents that are interested in being part of the committee.


Migrant Education Hotline

Migrant Education Hotline

The National Migrant Education Hotline has a toll-free number that may be dialed anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico.

When migrant families arrive in a new area, they may dial the number to contact the local Migrant Education Program. Families can  request referrals to social service agencies including food bank, dental, health, and housing.

The number is: 1-800-234-8848

Eligibility and Benefits

Eligibility Criteria and Benefits

Requirements to qualify for the Migrant Program

Children and young people ages 3 to 21 years old

  • Who have not yet graduated from High School;
  • Who moved with their families across school boundaries within the last 3 years;
  • Who moved so they or their parents could look for seasonal or temporary work in agriculture, fishing or forestry;
  • Families depend on agricultural, fishing, or forestry work to survive.

Benefits of the program

  • Accident insurance coverage 24 hours a day. The insurance pays a portion of the medical cost when a child is injured in an accident, including school sports;
  • Summer school for elementary students;
  • Free breakfast and lunch without filling out the application;
  • Parent involvement;
  • Leadership opportunities for High School students;
  • Extended learning time or after schools programs for high impacted sites.
Student Accident Insurance

24-Hour Student Accident Insurance

The Migrant Education Program provides insurance to help with the cost of treatment for injuries caused by accidents. It covers accidents that occur 24 hours a day, during the plan year (September 1-August 31) depending of the eligibility.

The insurance covers 80% of the total cost. The insurance does not cover treatment for illness or previously existing conditions.

Contact Information

Raul Contreras

Migrant Education Recruiter/ Parent Involvement Specialist


Diana Preciado

Migrant Education Recruiter/Data Specialist


Karina Smith

Migrant Education Program Coordinator