Students displaced by Hurricane Ida can enroll in Lafayette Parish schools
With much of southeast Louisiana still without power and facing damage and flooding, families can enroll students in Lafayette Parish schools after Labor Day.
"For so many families, this is a most challenging time, and we want students impacted by the storm to have minimal disruption to teaching and learning," reads a statement from the Lafayette Parish School System.
Beginning Tuesday, all displaced families wishing to enroll in LPSS schools should report to the Vermilion Conference Center located at 326 Gauthier Road in Lafayette for help with registration. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays.
Upon arrival they can check in with the receptionist and then visit the large conference room. A staff member from LPSS’s Displaced and Homeless Education Services will assist them with paperwork and connect with the student's current school district as needed, according to the school district.
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This program is designed to help students displaced by hurricanes or flooding qualify for homeless status if they are sharing housing with other persons, including those who are doubled-up with family members; or are living in shelters, motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of adequate accommodations.
Contact children's issues reporter Leigh Guidry at Lguidry@theadvertiser.com or on Twitter @LeighGGuidry.