Bronx schools open their doors to Hurricane Katrina students
Hurricane Katrina took away almost everything its victims had, but some Bronx schools are making sure the storm won?t take away some students' education.
Bronx schools are allowing students from Louisiana and Mississippi to enroll in classes without the documentation normally required. Students are generally required to provide proof of address, immunization and school records. However, students from the destroyed Gulf Coast region are allowed to bypass these requirements until it is safe for them to return to their homes in the south.
For each grade level there are different enrollment processes. Elementary students must register at their zoned schools, which can be found on the Department of Education's website. Middle school students should contact their temporary housing coordinator. High school students can register at the new student registration centers through September 13 and after that at regional learning support centers.Related Story