Educational institutions in the City of Tyler are working to help students displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Tyler Independent School District
Enrollment of evacuee children with Tyler Independent School District has begun. Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the District Administration Building, 1319 W. Eighth St. Children will begin attending classes on Friday. Every evacuee child will qualify for free breakfast and lunch. The Texas Education Agency has waived the usual enrollment requirements.
Parents of school-age children can who have relocated to the area because of the hurricane can call 903-262-1000 for more information.
Tyler Junior College
Tyler Junior College is establishing a special term of 12-week college credit courses for students who were attending college in the flood-ravaged areas along the southern coast.
The list of courses designed to help students displaced by Hurricane Katrina will be primarily in "core curriculum" areas such as English, speech, mathematics, science, history, government and economics; however, other courses in such subjects as automotive technology and sign language may be added, College officials said.
"Our deans and faculty members have expressed a strong desire to assist the many individuals whose lives were so dramatically changed by the storm that struck Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama," said TJC President Dr. William R. Crowe. "We’ll be working with students to get them into classes so that they may continue to work toward completion of transferable college-credit courses while they await news about their homeland."
Classes in the special term will begin September 12. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, in the Registrar’s office, on the first floor of the White Administrative Services Center.
Contact Admissions 903-593-8311 ext. 2297 or Academic Affairs at ext. 2243.
University of Texas at Tyler
The University of Texas at Tyler is working as much as possible to accommodate college students who have been displaced due to Hurricane Katrina.
"UT Tyler has enrolled four area students originally bound for Tulane, Loyola and Xavier. These are East Texas students who were planning to start school in the New Orleans area," said Dr. Dale Lunsford, vice president for student affairs and external relations.
The University is working with all students displaced by the hurricane on a case-by-case basis. Faculty members are accommodating the late arrival of these students into classes that are very near capacity, he added.
For more information, contact the UT Tyler Office of Admissions, 1-800 UT-TYLER