Hurricane Sandy help from FED Dept of Ed to SEAs LEAs IHEs

Hurricane Sandy help from FED Dept of Ed to SEAs LEAs IHEs

Department is reaching out to state education agencies (SEAs), local education agencies (LEAs), institutions of higher education (IHEs), and state and local disaster recovery coordinators to let them know about issue-specific recovery resources.  Also, the Department is posting relevant information on a new Hurricane Sandy web page: http://www.ed.gov/sandy/.

Among the steps taken to date:
 

the new deadline is Wednesday, November 7, at 4:30 p.m. Washington, D.C. time.  For all other districts, the new deadline is today, November 2, at 4:30 p.m. Washington, D.C. time.

 
Coming soon to http://www.ed.gov/sandy/: a toll-free number and dedicated email address for Sandy-related inquiries and questions and updated guidance on flexibility and waivers for SEAs, LEAs, IHEs, and other grantee and program participants.
 
Also, after hurricanes hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, the Department developed a brochure, “Tips for Helping Students Recovering from Traumatic Events”
http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/recovering
to assist educators and parents who have students suffering from loss.
 
Want to help?
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers a list of suggestions to aid fellow Americans at http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/10/31/how-help-survivors-hurricane-sandy