Most of the district’s students began school on Wednesday, Aug. 23, with La Porte High School freshmen starting a day earlier. When the hurricane came in on the lower Texas Gulf Coast and worked its way up the coastline, wreaking havoc along the way, LPISD and other area districts cancelled classes to assess damages of facilities, check on employees and students, and make necessary repairs.
La Porte ISD facilities fared very well, and the Maintenance Department began assessing buildings immediately after the storm. Clean-up and repairs were completed so that students could return to school on Wednesday, Sept. 6.
To help families during this difficult time, La Porte ISD will offer free tray breakfasts and lunches to all students through the end of October. Parents are asked to contact their child’s school counselor if he or she has specific needs with which they need help.
Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers opened Monday, Sept. 11, in the cities of Baytown, Katy and Houston. Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in 39 counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.
Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies will be at the centers to talk about assistance and help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The closest center for La Porte ISD residents is at the Baytown Community Center, 2406 Market Street, Baytown, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.