October 03, 2017

In wake of Hurricane Maria, New York schools could see influx of students from Puerto Rico

Source: NYSUT Communications
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Caption: Screenshot via NEWS 12 Brooklyn. Story linked below.

As the massive recovery efforts from the devastation of hurricanes Maria and Irma progress, NYSUT anticipates that New York schools would see an influx of students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The statewide union is currently working to provide educators with resources and materials that will help the students adjust and ease their anxiety.

Watch this space in the coming days for more information.


News and Resources

NYSED: Memo to school administrators on supporting students displaced by hurricanes (PDF)

News 12 Brooklyn: NYC schools prepare for incoming students from Puerto Rico. New York City schools are offering to help get pre-K to 12th-grade students from Puerto Rico into the classroom. Letters were sent home to parents, and principals were informed that officials are working to accommodate children into the classroom as soon as possible. VIDEO.

Via NPR: U.S. local authorities expecting influx of Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria. While authorities in Puerto Rico work on recovery efforts for the hurricane-battered island, parts of the U.S. mainland are getting ready as many Puerto Ricans are planning to relocate. TRANSCRIPT AND AUDIO.