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Aldine ISD departments team up to respond to Hurricane Harvey

Aldine ISD departments team up to respond to Hurricane Harvey
Posted on 09/21/2017

Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area Aug. 25-29, employees in Aldine ISD responded to assist the community during its time of need.

  • Hurricane harveyThe M.O. Campbell Educational Center was activated as a Red Cross shelter and housed more than 1,200 flood victims. The MOC was used as a donation center. The Aldine Education Center and Rayford Road Intermediate School served as temporary shelters during the storm. AEC served approximately 130 flood victims and Rayford Road Intermediate served approximately 20 flood victims.
  • The Aldine ISD Police Department monitored roads, and provided security throughout the district and at MOC.
  • Child Nutrition Services (CNS) staff and volunteers provided meals to flood victims.
  • CNS provided breakfast, lunch and dinner Sept. 5-6 at Bussey Elementary School, Houston Academy, Rayford Road Intermediate School, Hambrick Middle School and Worsham Elementary School.
  • Buildings and Properties Department cleaned campuses and support facilities in time for the re-start of school on Sept. 7. Due to flood damage at Mendel Elementary School, students were combined with Garcia-Leza EC/Pre-K Center and Greenspoint Elementary School.
  • The Maintenance Department repaired damaged schools and support facilities.
  • The Transportation Department picked up families from Carroll Academy and transported them to the MOC.
  • 1,500 people were evacuated from their homes with the assistance of Aldine ISD buses.
  • The Transportation Department transported families from the MOC to the George R. Brown Convention Center.
  • The Communications Department notified media of school closing and opening dates and posted tweets and posted dates on Facebook.
  • The Technology Services Department monitored district equipment and made repairs to damaged equipment.
  • The Athletic Department assessed competition fields and re-scheduled the start of football, volleyball, team tennis and cross country.
  • JJ Watt handing out donationsOn Sunday, Sept. 3, volunteers from Aldine ISD, including Aldine ISD student-athletes, teamed up with Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, his teammates, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and State Rep. Armando Walle to hand out supplies to flood victims at Carroll Academy.
  • The Cabinet met to plan for the closing of Mendel Elementary and moving EC/Pre-K students to Garcia Leza EC/Pre-K Center and elementary students to Greenspoint Elementary School.
  • The Board of Trustees held a special called meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5 to approve the plan.
  • A community meeting was held on Wednesday, Sept. 6 to inform Mendel parents of the plan.
  • Mendel parents attended an open house at Greenspoint Elementary School on Sunday, Sept. 10 to tour their children’s new school.
  • Aldine ISD Trustee Dr. Kimberley Booker sponsored a uniform drive Sept. 6, 7 and 9 at Nimitz High School.

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