Madison Opens Classrooms to Hurricane Victims

The Madison School District is offering a helping hand to hurricane refugees who no longer have a place to go to school.

The district says any children of hurricane refugees are welcome to attend school in Madison.

Superintendent Art Rainwater says about a dozen people have called the district, so far, asking about enrolling refugee children. "We encourage you to come. We can enroll them on the same day they come. We'll provide the supports necessary for children to be successful because I know that a big worry, along with all the worries that they have, including where they're gonna live, and jobs and all those kind of things for parents is the worry about my child's education. And so we work to remove that worry."

Usually, students would have to bring transcripts and proof of immunizations to enroll at a Madison school. Since most refugees don't have those documents, the district is dropping that requirement.

Refugees already here should report to the school closest to where they are temporarily living, and they can enroll students on the spot.

Madison School District
(608) 663-1879

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