Broward schools preparing for influx of Haitian students
Broward County Public Schools has begun preparations to welcome and provide educational and other support services to displaced students and their families who may be relocated to South Florida, following the earthquake that struck Haiti.
As information about the earthquake in Haiti continues to come in, it is clear that this has been a devastating tragedy. The loss of life and destruction of property are almost indescribable.
The District has developed a comprehensive relocation plan for Haitian students expected to enroll in our schools. The plan includes registration protocols, information on homeless education, transportation, free and reduced lunch, immunizations/health physicals, before and after school care, District resources and communication efforts.
The relocation plan is a holistic approach that encompasses services and support beyond the normal operations. The plan has been structured to comply with federal and state stipulations and guidelines for providing educational services in this type of emergency.
The goal is to make sure these students and their families have the best transition possible to the Broward County school system. A complete outline of the plan to be implemented has been provided to School Board Members.
- Broward schools enroll 587 Haitian students; set up free health care
- Close to 1,000 Haitian students in Broward schools
- Broward Public Schools collect large stash for Haiti; take in 373 Haitian students
- Broward schools still getting Haitian refugees
- 65 Broward schools getting free breakfasts for all students
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