Migrant Education Services

William Jeremy Bell Director of Federal Programs

William Jeremy Bell

Director of Federal Programs

Migrant Education Services Coordinator

700 Clinton Street, Dawson Building #3

P. O. Box 10

870-246-5563 or 870-246-5564 x 1210


Welcome and Overview

Welcome to the Migrant Education Services section of the website. On this page, you will find resources to help students and their families to connect with these services.

The Arkansas Migrant Education Program (AR MEP) is federally funded as part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and is regulated by Title I, Part C.

The Title I Part C - Arkansas Migrant Education Program is a federally funded program that provides services to the children of families who move seeking temporary or seasonal work in Arkansas’s agricultural and fishing industries.

The program is designed to help children ages three (3) through twenty (21), who are uniquely affected by the combined effects of poverty, language, cultural barriers, and difficulties pertaining to the migratory lifestyle.

The primary goal of the Migrant Program is to help our students meet the same challenging academic content and student academic achievement standards that are expected of all children.

 Watch the ARMEP Information Video.

Provision of Services

The Arkansas Migrant Education Program provides formula grants to school districts and six Education Service Cooperatives across the state that offers a comprehensive program including identification and recruitment, supplemental instructional and support services, advocacy, and basic health services to migratory children.

The six Education Services Cooperatives also have the responsibility to provide technical assistance to the districts that include staff development, special programs planning, and program implementation guidance. 

Arkansas Migrant Regional Boundaries Map


District Implementation

As families register a student, they are asked to complete assorted paperwork. One of the items in that registration packet is the Employment Survey.

The local designee submits copies of these completed forms to the regional cooperative located in Hope, Arkansas.

For additional questions, contact the Federal Programs Coordinator.

Currently, APSD uses the funds from this area per state and federal guidelines.

Personnel, students, their families, and other interested parties are invited to ask questions, to provide feedback, and to contribute to the process as part of our consultation with stakeholders. Therefore, we invite you to use our APSD Federal Programs Engagement Survey (feel free to provide feedback for this and any of the pertinent sections).

Additional Resources


Please complete any surveys for any campus and for the district

Please consider volunteering by campus

  • Each campus trains its volunteers for the specific roles and/or tasks

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