The general purpose of the Oklahoma Migrant Education Program (OMEP) is to ensure that migrant children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. To achieve this purpose, the OMEP helps local operating agencies address the special educational needs of migrant children to better enable migrant children to succeed academically.
The purposes of the OMEP are:
1. Support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migrant children in order to reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves; 2. Ensure that migrant children who move among the states are not penalized in any manner by disparities among the states in curriculum, graduation requirements, and State academic content and student achievement standards; 3. Ensure that migrant children are provided with appropriate educational services (including supportive services) that address their special needs in coordinated and efficient manner; 4. Ensure that migrant children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet Oklahoma’s academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet; 5. Design programs to help migrant children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit their ability to do well in school, and to prepare them to make a successful transition to postsecondary education or employment; and 6. Ensure that migrant children benefit from State and local systemic reforms.