About 100 Harvey student evacuees enrolled at Austin ISD

Austin ISD is taking steps to ensure students displaced by Hurricane Harvey will have access to an education.

AUSTIN - As Hurricane Harvey ripped through Texas, the City of Austin has been providing those in need with food, clothing and shelter. Now, city leaders want to provide education to those affected by Harvey.

The city has enrolled just under 100 students since it started bringing students in Wednesday, said Austin ISD Superintendent Paul Cruz.

City officials have been working to make sure evacuees know where the closest school is located. The city also provided school counselors for emotional support.

Over the past few days, the city has received many offers of support for Harvey students enrolling at Austin Independent School District. The non-profit Austin Ed Fund has created the Harvey Relief Fund, which provides school supplies and support for students impacted by Harvey. AISD has also gotten help from Austin Community College. If you would like to help, you can donate online here.

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