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Regional Centralized Services


The Region provides centralized services through the efforts of a team composed of managers, resource coordinators, guidance technicians, nurses, student recruiters, I & R quality control specialists, an OSY community liaison, preschool and support staff. While the focus at the regional level is on instructional services for all grade levels, including preschool-aged children and out-of-school youth ages 17-21, Region VIII also provides the following:
  • Technical assistance to school districts
  • Resource coordinators who assist assigned school districts with implementation of program objectives and technical support
  • Advocacy and support services designed to promote access to the core curriculum and enable migrant students to succeed
  • Health education and social services
  • Parent training for involvement and leadership
  • Staff development and professional growth opportunities for district/regional staff, including Thinking Maps, Step Up to Writing, and PASSport to Success training
  • Secondary education activities
  • Out-of-School Youth activities
  • Office and technological support to complement the instructional component
For additional information, contact Tony Velásquez at tonyv@migrant.tcoe.org or call (559) 651-3035.






Tulare County Office of Education
Migrant Education Program - Region VIII
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277

Tony Velásquez, Administrator
(559) 651-3035 • fax: (559) 651-1701



Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 627-5219

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