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School Resource Guide for Disaster Evacuees

Compiled by the Pennsylvania Departments of Education, Health, and Human Services, Governor Tom Wolf released a School Resource Guide for Disaster Evacuees to help school districts and communities welcome and assist those who have been displaced by the 2017 natural disasters in the southeastern U.S. and Puerto Rico. This resource guide offers information for students from pre-kindergarten to postsecondary education on a wide range of topics from the Homeless Education Assistance and Pre-K Counts programs to nutrition, health care, and the state university system.

“Many of the people fleeing Puerto Rico and other devastated areas are children who have lost everything,” said Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera. “Those children need and deserve a good education and schools across the state are up to the challenge. This guide provides a one-stop-shop of information about resources to help those school districts as well as the students and their families.”

The guide is available in both English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF), and includes pamphlets that may be distributed to students and their parents.

Additional resource for emergency management professionals and state agencies:  Pennsylvania State Agency Emergency & Recovery Resources Catalog (PDF)