With thousands of Puerto Rican families expected to come to Florida following Hurricane Maria, Leon County Schools are preparing for bump in enrollment.
Leon County school district spokesman, Chris Petley says officials want the incoming students to feel welcomed. The district will provide counseling and assistance with language barriers.
“If there are folks coming into our area we will do what we can to ensure that they are ready and welcomed into our system,” said Petley.
Under the federal law, a student who is evacuating a natural disaster can receive free lunch. Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College are waiving out of state tuition to students from Puerto Rico.