When Hurricane Ike made landfall near Galveston on September 13, 2008, its direct impact was felt by a large number of Texas school districts and charters. Many were forced to suspend classes—some for an extended period of time. On September 25, the Texas Education Agency declared Hurricane Ike a state education-related crisis.
Districts and schools located in a county designated by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a disaster area are eligible for the Hurricane Ike Provision if they were closed for ten or more instructional days between September 10, 2008 and late October 2008.
Districts and campuses evaluated for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as required under the federal accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act are eligible for special consideration under the Hurricane Ike Provision. Under the USDE approved provision, districts and campuses that miss AYP for either the Reading or Mathematics indicators only will not be evaluated on those indicators in 2009 AYP evaluations.
Below are links to the lists of schools and districts that are eligible for the Hurricane Ike Provision.
List of Districts eligible for the Hurricane Ike Provision. For districts on this list, the eligibility is district-wide; all campuses in these districts are eligible (PDF download).
List of Campuses eligible for the Hurricane Ike Provision. These campuses are in districts
that did not receive the district-wide eligibility (PDF download).
For additional information regarding the Hurricane Ike Provision used for the 2009 AYP evaluations, see pages 57-58 of the 2009 AYP Guide.
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This page last updated August 6, 2009