Hurricane Harvey Resources for Texas Schools

Hurricane Harvey swept our Texas coast, and as a result, affected 58 counties in the state. Consequently, the daily operations of many districts and schools were negatively impacted as a result of the storm. In order to help districts, school personnel, and students begin the recovery process, the Texas School Safety Center is compiling a list of trusted organizations and timely resources to assist our schools and communities during this difficult phase.

Texas School Safety Center

The Texas School Safety Center’s Severe Weather Toolkit is designed to support schools in recognizing the threat posed by severe weather and to provide guidance regarding how to respond before, during and after a severe weather event. The follwoing link refers to the section of the toolkit that provides resources and information specific to hurricane planning and recovery processes for schools.

Severe Weather Toolkit: Hurricanes

Texas Education Agency (TEA)

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is deemed as the central hub for dispersing Hurricane Harvey information for Texas schools. TEA provides information on announcements and correspondence, school nutrition information, resources from the Office of the Attorney General, and Frequently Asked Questions.

TEA Hurricane Harvey Resources

Texas Association for School Administrators (TASA)

The Texas Association for School Administrators provides a list of Educational Service Centers (ESCs) and districts affected by Hurricane Harvey. It also provides resources to schools, as well as ways to help those affected by the storm.

TASA Hurricane Harvey Resources

Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO)

The Texas Homeless Education Office provides a list of resources and information to assist school personnel in dealing with students that have been displaced as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

THEO Disaster Response

U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is partnering with other federal agencies, such as FEMA and DHS, to provide resources that ensure continuation of critical services to students, families, and educators.

A hotline number and email are provided to answer questions.

US Dept. Ed Hurricane Harvey Information and Resources

Additional Resources

Below are other resources that are being provided by the US Dept. of Education and their partners:

REMS TA Center

FERPA Policy Guidance

Parent Checklist for McKinney-Vento School Choice Considerations

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