Superintendent June Atkinson and the State Board of Education organized a coordinated effort among NC school systems and schools as well as DPI and the SBE to provide assistance.North Carolina school districts have already begun to receive students for enrollment from the Gulf Coast states affected by Hurricane Katrina. Thank you for what you have already done to help these students and their families. It is our goal to serve these children and their families when they move to our state.Many of these youngsters will not have immunization records, school records or otherpaperwork with them, but State law (115C-366(a3)(1)e) specifically authorizes a student who is not a domiciliary of a local school administrative unit to attend based on the un-inhabitation of the student's home as the result of a natural disaster. A student meeting these criteria should be admitted and registered (NC WISE) or enrolled (SIMS) as a visiting student.
UNC President Molly Corbett Broad announced that the 16 campuses of the University of North Carolina are committed to assisting students enrolled at universities that have been forced to close as a result of Hurricane Katrina. All campuses will accommodate impacted students on a space-available basis.Preference will be given to North Carolina residents who are attending one of the affected universities, but accommodation shall be as extensive as the campus can reasonably provide. As for our own faculty, staff or students personally impacted by the disaster, we are prepared to assist them during this difficult time.The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is maintaining a listing of institutions offering assistance to affected students, including all 16 UNC campuses at http://www.sacscoc.org/.For specific information about accommodations provided by UNC campuses, please visit the corresponding campus website.