Texas expands telephone hotline for parents to get school information following Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN - The State of Texas has expanded a telephone hotline run by the Texas Education Association for Southeast Texas parents to get information on their children's education following Hurricane Harvey.

The hotline, at (512) 463-9603, is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily including weekends.

MORE | TEA Hurricane Harvey Parent Resource Page

From the Governor's Office...

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the expansion of a telephone hotline by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for parents in the Beaumont and Houston areas to receive information regarding public education for students affected by Hurricane Harvey.

"Texas is working hard to make sure students in communities affected by Harvey are getting back in school as quickly as possible," said Governor Abbott. "This hotline will serve as a helpful tool for victims of the storm to receive the most up to date information for their child's education. I thank Commissioner Morath and the Texas Education Agency for their work to ensure the students of the hardest hit areas of Texas are well taken care of in their time of need."

Parents can get information on public education options for their student by calling (512) 463-9603. The hotline is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day including weekends.

Facilities in several Beaumont and Houston area school districts were heavily damaged by flood waters and may not be in operation for some time.

The hotline is designed to assist families with their questions about enrolling in another school district.

TEA has also established a central resource page on its website to share information specifically for parents. To view the Hurricane Harvey Parent Resource Page, visit tea.texas.gov/HarveyParentResources/.

This previously announced  hotline continues to be available for other regions of the state including the Corpus Christi and Victoria areas.

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