Hurricane Harvey Parent Resources

This is the central hub for parents to get information from TEA regarding Hurricane Harvey. Our goal is to assist families experiencing the effects of the hurricane by providing timely information and support.

Frequently Asked Questions

This frequently asked questions page provides information for students displaced by disasters. 

Announcements & Resources 

Gov. Abbott Announces Education Hotline For Parents In Houston and Beaumont
Gov. Abbott Announces Education Hotline For Parents In Victoria
TEA establishes hotline for Corpus Christi area parents
Office of the Governor Hurricane Assistance Information
DSHS Letter on Immunizations for Displaced Students (PDF 670 KB)
Information from the University Scholastic League (UIL)  
Information on Home Schooling and Parental Rights for Texas Families
Information on Online Schooling from the Texas Virtual School Network
Free October SAT Registration and CSS Profile Fee Waiver for Hurricane Harvey-Impacted Students

Information For Parents of English Learners and Students with Disabilities 

Resources for Parents of English Learners
Recursospara Padres de Estudiantes Aprendices del Inglés

Resources for Parents of Students with Disabilities
Recursos para Padres de Estudiantes con Discapacidades  

Price Gouging, Scams, and Resources for Help - Office of the Attorney General

For help with reporting price gouging and scams visit https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/emergency/hurricane-harvey. Also listed is contact information for emergency and non-emergency assistance, relief efforts, and other resources related to Hurricane Harvey. 

School Nutrition and Meals Information

The Texas Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Division is working to provide schools with all the information they need to operate as shelters, accommodate displaced students and resume operations in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. For information visit http://www.squaremeals.org/FandNResources/HarveyUpdatesforTexasNutritionPrograms.aspx

School Districts including Districts of Innovation, and charters that use their USDA school food inventory to provide meals to those affected by Hurricane Harvey should refer to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) website at http://www.squaremeals.org/Programs/FoodAssistanceforDisasterRelief.aspx.

What qualifies to be replenished by the USDA/TDA at no cost will depend on each unique situation and can change pending approval of waivers from the USDA. The Summer feeding program and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provide additional flexibility to allow school districts and charter schools to feed students before school reopens. Additionally TDA has received several waivers from USDA in regards to meal pattern and meal service times as well as the ability to feed students at no cost to the family. This provision is effective until September 30, 2017 with the possibility for TDA to request to extend as necessary.   If you have questions please contact TDA and refer to the website at http://www.squaremeals.org/Programs/FoodAssistanceforDisasterRelief.aspx. The website will be updated as new information becomes available.