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.

Mission Statement

To ensure equitable educational opportunities to each and  every migrant student to amplify their highest academic, social,  and personal success.

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 3-21 years 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. The phone number is 1-800-234-8848

In Oregon, the hotline phone number is  503.385.4678 between 8-5:30pm.

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.


Eligibility and Benefits

Eligibility Criteria and Benefits

Requirements to qualify for the Migrant Program

Children and young people ages 3 to 22 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.

Information about DACA

On September 5th, 2017, the Trump Administration announced the end of DACA. The government stopped accepting new DACA applications. It is still accepting some renewal applications. The deadline for those renewal applications is October 5th, 2017.

What is DACA?

DACA is short for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It was started by President Obama in 2012. DACA allowed some undocumented people who came to the U.S. as children to work and stay for 2 years. They could get a social security card too. In many states they could get a driver’s license. People with DACA could renew it for two years at a time. DACA did not lead to a green card or help their family members get legal status.

When does it expire?

DACA ends when their card expires ( work permit).

Is it possible to apply for DACA?

The government does not accept new applications

When can anyone renew DACA?

  • If your DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, you have until October 5th, 2017 to apply for renewal.
  • If your DACA expires after March 5, 2018, you cannot apply for renewal.

Please note the government follows regular DACA standards to determine eligibility.

What happens if anyone is waiting for a decision?

The government is accepting and reviewing the DACA and renewal applications it already received. Decision of approval or denial will be determine by application of regular DACA standards.


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Contact Information

Raul Contreras

OMSIS Specialist/ Parent Involvement Specialist

Diana Preciado

Deschutes County Recruiter Specialist

Christina Diaz-Toledo

Jefferson and Crook County Recruiter

Karina Smith

Director of Regional Migrant Education Services

Julia Fleet

Preschool Home Visitor