Migrant Education Program

The Migrant Education Program helps migrant students and youth in our state meet high academic challenges by overcoming obstacles created by frequent moves, educational disruption, cultural and language differences, and health-related problems.

Services to migrant children and their families may include:

  • Supplemental academic programs to assist in the achievement of state academic standards

  • Instructional training

  • Health programs

  • Preschool programs (readiness, transitioning to elementary education)

  • Family home visiting and academic counseling services

  • Parental involvement

  • Migrant student data and collection

  • Student leadership opportunities

  • Summer schools programs

  • Secondary credit accrual and exchange

  • Grants for supplemental secondary services, dropout prevention and retrieval, and alternative education programs; and

  • Dissemination of information

Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program (TBIP)

The state Transitional Bilingual Education Program (TBIP) and federal Title III address the unique needs of eligible students, who come from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds. Both programs share the same goal: develop language proficiency that enables meaningful access to grade level curricula and instruction.

TBIP promotes a two-language system of instruction.

  • Students learn language concepts and knowledge in their primary language at the same time they receive instruction in English.

  • Teachers build on growing language skills through the interplay of two languages.

  • Students take tests in English.

Contact Information

Special Programs Director: Hanna Coffman (hcoffman@bsd75.org) 509-686-5656

Migrant/Bilingual Secretary: Cipriana Montes (cmontes@bsd75.org) 509-686-5656