Migrant English Language Learners (MELL)
The Missouri Migrant Education and English Language Learning (MELL) program, funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is a statewide resource serving those who educate English language learners and migrant students in Missouri. MELL encompasses the mission, goals, and services of the Title 1.C and Title III programs in Missouri, which were reorganized in response to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. MELL is designed to prevent the duplication of services and to allow a direct route for Title 1.C and Title III funds to reach the districts and the students they serve. The St. Louis Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) primarily serves the Missouri counties of St. Charles, St. Louis, and the City of St. Louis. Due to its affiliation with Cooperating School Districts (CSD), districts in Gasconade, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin, Jefferson, Pike, Washington, North St. Francois are also eligible to participate in workshops. The MELL office is staffed with a Migrant Recruiter, who is responsible for identifying students who qualify for migrant services and working with schools to enroll them, and two Instructional Specialists, who assist schools with ESOL programming and provide professional development for staff, teachers and administrators.
Links to Multilingual Booklets and Forms
Links to Information on Countries and Cultures