AASA Provides $118,000 to Children and Families in the Wake of Hurricanes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
James Minichello
703-875-0723
703-774-6953 (cell)
jminichello@aasa.org

National Relief Efforts Impact School Districts in Hardest Hit Areas from Devastating Storms that Struck Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Alexandria, Va. – Dec. 20, 2017 – To help school districts that were hardest hit by the devastating storms this fall, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, contributed more than $118,000 to communities in Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

“Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the communities severely impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “We were proud to serve as a national network for public education leaders on behalf of the areas where natural disasters struck, a role we first began when Hurricane Katrina pounded New Orleans in 2005. We owe a debt of gratitude to the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA), the Texas Association of School Administrators, the Florida Association of School Administrators, the Florida Association of District School Superintendents, the AASA Executive Committee, and AASA members and staff who contributed to our relief efforts.”

Through AASA’s two-pronged approach, this relief initiative:
• Allowed superintendents to provide direct support to children and families who suffered significant hardships following the hurricanes; and
• Connected school districts who had materials and other products directly to those districts who were impacted.

AASA provided support to Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the following districts in Texas and Florida.
 
Texas
• Aldine Independent School District
• Alvin Independent School District
• Aransas County Independent School District
• Aransas Pass Independent School District
• Beaumont Independent School District
• Clear Creek Independent School District
• Corpus Christi Independent School District
• Crosby Independent School District
• Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
• Dickinson Independent School District
• Friendswood Independent School District
• Galena Park Independent School District
• Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District
• Gregory-Portland Independent School District
• Huffman Independent School District
• Humble Independent School District
• Ingleside Independent School District
• Katy Independent School District
• Lamar Consolidated Independent School District
• Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District
• Orangefield Independent School District
• Pasadena Independent School District
• Port Aransas Independent School District
• Sheldon Independent School District
• Spring Branch Independent School District
• Spring Independent School District
• Taft Independent School District
• Tuloso-Midway Independent School District
• Victory Independent School District

Florida
• Broward County Public Schools
• Collier County Public Schools
• Duval County Public Schools
• Hillsborough County Public Schools
• Lee County School District
• School District of Manatee County
• Monroe County School District
• School District of Palm Beach County
• Pinellas County Schools
• Sarasota County Schools

For more information on AASA’s hurricane relief efforts, visit the AASA website

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About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.