Migrant Education Messenger

Region 17 ESC


This is a great tool to stay connected within the Region 17 MEP monthly. Here you will find upcoming events, news, and any requirements within the Migrant Education Program.

"The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a HSED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment."

Updates & Reminders

  • 20-21 FSI and Program Evaluation Surveys uploaded to TEAL by September 15, 2021
  • Complete paper version COE.
  • Contact all MEP families.
  • Check QADs for current families.
  • Document all supplemental student services-school supplies, clothing, etc.
  • PFS Action Plan Due September 15, 2021
  • Prepare student folders.
  • Collaborate with PEIMS and Counselors.
  • Plan 21-22 MEP Events Calendar
  • Register for the state conference, AMET, here: https://www.ametx.org/conference-registration-form
  • If you are part of the SSA, and would like to attend the State Conference, please email lcarrillo@esc17.net
  • Continue to follow all program updates and guidance from TEA, here: https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/T1CFAQ.pdf

NGS Updates & Reminders:

NGS will be back up and running on August 27, 2021!

Once NGS is running, you will receive a priority of data input timeline. The link to the old system will no longer be active. Below you will find the new NGS Helpdesk information.

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NEW! 2021-2022 CALENDAR

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September MEP Events...

SSA Stakeholders Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 7th, 9am

1111 West Loop 289

Lubbock, TX

The purpose of this meeting is to highlight the services offered within the SSA agreement between the ESC MEP and the LEA MEP. During this meeting, our financial officer, Kerry Wright, will discuss in detail the Title I Part C allocations as well as answer any financial questions for the upcoming school year.

*Exclusive to SSA Members Only

Registration Link: https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=828959

MEP 101

Thursday, Sep. 9th, 9am-4pm

1111 West Loop 289

Lubbock, TX

This will be our beginning of year training to include annual PAC and ABB training, as well as any updates or reminders within NGS and ID&R. We will have a special guest speaker, along with a team building activity to kick off our MEP school year!

*Required MEP training

Registration Link: https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=828960

ABB Monthly with L'Rae

Wednesday, Sep. 22nd, 9am-12pm

1111 West Loop 289

Lubbock, TX

As part of the MEP, we are required to provide early childhood educational resources and the A Bright Beginning program to our 3 and 4 year olds who are not in a district preschool program. Our Early Childhood Specialist, L’Rae Watson, will provide monthly ABB training to each MEP LEA. This is the perfect opportunity to gain knowledge and resources within early childhood education.

Registration Link: https://txr17.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=828982

MEP Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 22nd, 1-4pm

1111 West Loop 289

Lubbock, TX

Each monthly meeting will provide an opportunity to focus on the various parts of the MEP. During this meeting, we will collaborate and share ideas, conduct a book study, and participate in team building activities.

Registration Link:


What's New in the MEP...

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Clothing Donations to fill your MEP Closets!

Region 17 MEP provided clothing donations to fill MEP clothing closets to various districts. We know our students will enjoy them and appreciate you picking them up! Continue reaching out to your community resources to provide for your families needs.

Don't forget to document your Supplemental Services!

Anytime your MEP provides direct or support services, you must document. Unfortunately, NGS is in a transition stage, therefore, paper documentation must be kept. Below you will find documentation forms to support you with this requirement. You can amend to fit your districts needs.

Program Evaluation Resources

Measurable Program Outcomes

  • Documented within NGS.
  • MEP Funded Reading and Math Instruction
  • ABB Pre and Post Assessments
  • Project SMART Pre and Post Assessments

Fidelity of Strategy Implementation (FSI)

  • 2021-2022 COMING SOON!
  • Complete and Upload 20-21 FSI into TEAL

Local Needs Assessment (LNA)

  • 2021-2022 COMING SOON!
  • Build your LNA Committee
  • Create your 21-22 Timeline

PFS Action Plan and Implementation Process

  • Complete 21-22 Action Plan
  • Include with your District Improvement Plan (DIP)
  • Submit to lcarrillo@esc17.net
  • Due September 15, 2021

*Must amend to fit your districts needs.

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Texas Migrant Portal (TMEP)

This is a great tool to utilize within the MEP. The resources are specific to parents and staff. Enjoy!

The CReW!

Here you will find all required resources for your MEP. The site will be utilized by Region 17 MEP coordinators and staff only. If you need the link to this webpage, please reach out to lcarrillo@esc17.net

Identification and Recruitment Resources

ECOE Reminders

  • Offline ECOE now available!
  • Utilize the COVID-19 Interview protocol and comments must be exact
  • Approved ECOEs must be printed and filed

Updated Family Work Survey

We have made modifications and updates to the family work survey. This is a great tool to utilize when identifying potential MEP students who are new to your district. The 3 main qualifying questions are included. Below you will find the English and Spanish versions, and both can be found for download on the Coordinators Resources Web page. As always, you are able to adjust the survey to meet the needs of your district MEP.

Non-Project Districts Resources

If your district does not participate or accept MEP funds, you are considered a Non-Project District. Please utilize the above family surveys to help identify potential MEP students within your district. We are here to support every MEP student within our region. If you have any questions reach out to the MEP team at Region 17.

Texas MEP Agricultural Map

The purpose of the agricultural map is to provide a statewide list of crops, fish, livestock, and poultry for agricultural and fishing related purposes. Two of the key objectives in providing the agricultural map are to: 1) Aid in identification and recruitment efforts by helping to develop profiles and calendars reflecting major crops, seasons and hiring practices by regional employers, and 2) Foster and strengthen intra-regional networking.


Identification and Recruitment Rapid Response Consortium

What is IRRC?
IRRC (Identification and Recruitment Rapid Response Consortium) is one of four OME-funded Consortium Incentive Grants. The mission of IRRC is to develop resources, strategies, best practices, and creative solutions whose purpose is to improve and enhance ID&R activities in IRRC member states. IRRC is a collaborative effort between the states of- ME, NY, DE, SC, GA, TN, IL, NM, AZ, KS, IA, with NE acting as the lead state of this collaboration.

Check out their website: https://www.idr-consortium.net/Index.html

Parent & Family Engagement Newsletter

Check out the monthly parent newsletter.

Community Resources

There are many organizations within our communities who are able and willing to help in any way they can, simply reach out to them and share the information with your MEP families.

Here to serve you!

Due to the many changes throughout the region and state, Region 17 ESC has implemented changes to the MEP team. Lachelle Carrillo, will be the direct MEP contact at the ESC. Reach out to her, if you are needing assistance with ID&R, NGS, or any resources.

There are several components and updates within the migrant education program which can sometimes feel overwhelming, our focus is always on the success of the students, please continue to reach out with any questions or concerns.