‘It’s the beginning of the end’: Parents who refused to send their children to school in ‘the shadow of Hurricane Harvey’

‘It’s the beginning of the end’: Parents who refused to send their children to school in ‘the shadow of Hurricane Harvey’

September 30, 2021 Comments Off on ‘It’s the beginning of the end’: Parents who refused to send their children to school in ‘the shadow of Hurricane Harvey’ By admin

With the state’s population projected to shrink by a third over the next decade, and more than half of Houstonians without health insurance, many parents have chosen to put their kids in the shadow of a hurricane.

And they’re not alone.

More than 10,000 parents, some of whom have refused to take their kids to school because of flooding, have signed up for school resource officerships, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday.

The program, created by the Houston Public Schools system, allows students to get free tutoring during Hurricane Harvey, with additional hours available if they can demonstrate they are taking time off work to attend school.

The program, however, only allows students who can attend at least one day of school in the city during the course of the hurricane.

In an interview with the Chronicle, school resource officer Kristina Tackett said the program is about keeping families connected and supporting the teachers, administrators and students who do not have enough time to get home to attend classes.

She added that the program has been successful so far.

Tackett, who works in the school resource office, said the teachers are already doing an excellent job and have made a difference in their classrooms.

She said the tutoring has also helped the students learn about the city’s flood insurance policies.

Tackleett said students can sign up for the program at the school library, but that it is up to them to provide documentation of how they have been attending school.

The city of Houston is also accepting applications for a program called the Harvey Relief Fund, which is meant to help Houston families with costs related to Hurricane Harvey.

The fund provides financial assistance to families in need of temporary shelter or financial assistance for food and other expenses.