The Title I, Part C Draft Non-Regulatory Guidance document is designed to help state education agencies (SEAs) and local operating agencies (LOAs) to use MEP funds in developing and implementing supplemental educational and support services to assist migratory children. The guidance in this document replaces all prior nonregulatory guidance for the MEP. The introduction, along with Chapter II: Child Eligibility, were revised to reflect considerations of changes to the program enacted in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).
This federal guidance uses a variety of strategies to clarify statutory or regulatory requirements, including examples of how to comply with these requirements and information on useful resources available through the New Jersey Department of Education. The examples provided in this document should not be viewed as the "only" or the "best" way to comply with statutory or regulatory requirements. They are provided to help practitioners consider the range of options available and to stimulate thinking about teaching and learning in the context of local needs and resources.