Oklahoma schools ready to take students displaced by Hurricane Harvey

FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, photo shows flooded cars near the Addicks Reservoir as floodwaters from Harvey rise in Houston. Auto industry experts estimate that 500,000 to 1 million cars, trucks and SUVs were damaged by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. Most will have so much water damage that they can’t be fixed, and insurance companies will declare them total losses. Yet the damaged cars could be retitled and sold to unsuspecting buyers nationwide. Experts warn against buying the cars because damage could be hidden for years before causing problems. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

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.

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