Ohio Migrant Education Center

The Ohio Migrant Education Center (OMEC), under the guidance of the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), helps with monitoring the Title I, Part C - migrant education programs. The Northwest Ohio ESC operates the OMEC office which is physically located in Fremont, Ohio. The center is responsible for the identification and recruitment of all migrant children who enter the state and is the only entity authorized to make the final eligibility determination for the Title I, Part C. With the cooperation and assistance of EMIS coordinators, OMEC compiles all migrant student data used for submitting the state’s annual Consolidated State Performance Report.

Migrant Education Programs in Ohio
To help schools with the statutory requirement of the Migrant Education Program, the Ohio Department of Education awards Title I-C Migrant funds to five LEAs. Grantees are awarded funds based on the number of eligible migrant students identified in their service area, the number of students they serve in the summer, and the number of students who meet the priority for services criteria. The current Ohio migrant system in made up of the following regional areas served by the five grantees:

Title I, Part C – Migrant Education Program

The Title I, Part C Migrant Education Program of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, supports high-quality education programs for migratory children ages 3-21 and helps ensure that children who move among states are not penalized by differences in states’ curriculums, graduation requirements or academic content and student academic achievement standards. Title I funds also ensure migratory children receive education and support services that address their special needs and they receive the opportunities needed to meet the same challenging state academic content and student achievement standards as other children. The Migrant Education Program is designed to help migratory children overcome disruptions in education, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, health-related problems and other factors that inhibit their abilities to do well in school. It also prepares them to make successful transitions to higher education or employment.

Contact Information

Address, Phone & Fax

428 1/2 Croghan Street

Fremont, OH 43420


Phone: 419-332-6007

Toll Free Phone: 800-332-7505

Fax: 419-332-8350

The OMEC Team

José P. Salinas, Ed.D. 

OMEC Director, ex. 4830

[email protected]

Malena Gutierrez

State Identification & Recruitment Coordinator, ex. 4828

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Gloria Altamirano

Project Director – Records and Data Coordinator, ex. 4829

[email protected]

Corina Barranco

State Migrant Liaison, ex. 4832

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Barbara (Lisa) Florez

Health Fair Coordinator, ex. 4833

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Pat Kingsborough

Office Manager, ex. 4831

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