Rock Hill schools are preparing for an influx of students from areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, according to the district.
The York, Fort Mill and Clover school districts also are waiting to see if families will come to this area, according to district representatives.
When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, the district received students from Louisiana and Alabama. The Rock Hill school district is expecting a similar flow of students due to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, said Mychal Frost, district spokesperson.
“Our staff is prepared to assist displaced families and students during this difficult time and try to help them begin to restore a sense of normalcy in the school setting,” he wrote in an E-mail to The Herald. “In these times, we are understanding and empathetic as many families have lost everything and will show up on our doorstep with nothing ... after the storm devastated Gulf Coast states.”
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Hurricane Harvey has caused catastrophic flooding in Houston and other parts of southeast Texas, according to the National Weather Service.
No local schools have yet enrolled students from the affected areas.
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