Hartford Public Schools Supporting Puerto Rico and Preparing for New Students

Hartford Public Schools Supporting Puerto Rico and Preparing for New Students

Our families, students, and employees are delivering goods and collecting funds to support our neighbors, families, and friends in Puerto Rico.  Some examples of the work include the families and students at M.D. Fox School who collected a van-load of goods (photo above, courtesy of the Hartford Courant;) Burns School who is holding a Pie Sales Drive (orders due 10/16/17 & delivery on 11/21/17;) and the folks at McDonough Expeditionary Learning School who are holding a Dance-a-thon fundraiser on October 20th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Our Welcome Center is closely tracking the number of families coming to Hartford Public Schools because of Caribbean hurricane devastation in order to stay ahead of the trend.

Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez states, “It is our duty to help. We want our families to know we are here and we are opening our doors to all students.  We will not turn students away.”

Read more by clicking on the links below:

Hartford School Communities Step Up As Puerto Rico Crisis Deepens

Schools prepare for influx of students from Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria

School Systems Prepare for Puerto Rican Students

US school districts prepare for influx of Puerto Ricans