Due to Hurricane Harvey’s devastating effect, thousands of students in Texas are still uncertain when are they coming back to school.
“We couldn’t really be in the water like that because it was contaminated, people we’re just screaming asking for help saying get out the water,” said 18-year-old Shannon Barre. Barre is among the 2,000 evacuees staying at the Dallas Convention Center.
Meanwhile, parents shared activities and aid are spread in the convention to keep the children’s learning in progress.
“They read books to them coloring books, baby books, work books,” said evacuee Lloynisha Daniels.
On the other hand, the teens shared how eager they are to go back to school as soon as possible as they value the importance of education for their future.
“I just want to be somebody in life, have a good job a good place to stay at,” added Barre.
Port Arthur Independent Schools are closed until further notice. It may take two to three weeks before they’re back open, so some of the kids will go to school in Dallas.
Meanwhile, 218,000 students in Houston are expected to begin classes on September 11.
Here is the list of class openings in different areas in Texas, as reported by khou.com:
Tuesday, September 5th
Deer Park ISD
East Chambers ISD
Wednesday, September 6th
Santa Fe ISD
YES Prep Northbrook Middle School
YES Prep Northbrook High School
St Michael Catholic School
Bay City ISD
San Jacinto College
New Caney ISD
Ascension Episcopal School and ELP
Thursday, September 7th
KIPP Public Schools
Galena Park ISD
Monday, September 11th
Cypress Fairbanks ISD
Texas City ISD
Clear Creek ISD
Houston Community College
Harris County Department of Education
College of Mainland
College of the Mainland
Tuesday, September 12th
Fort Bend ISD
Spring Branch ISD