Oklahoma schools ready to take students displaced by Hurricane Harvey
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
Oklahoma schools are ready to take in students displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister says that her department is making it easier for students impacted by Harvey in Texas and Louisiana to immediately be placed in Oklahoma schools.
The McKinney-Vento Education Act makes it possible for students impacted by natural disaster to be considered homeless, allowing them to be enrolled immediately. Placement will be made despite the student's not having academic and health records.
Individual school districts are responsible for reporting Hurricane Harvey students to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.