Lenoir Co. schools ask parents to report new student addresses

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Lenoir County Public Schools is asking for parents’ help to determine the new locations of students displaced by Hurricane Matthew and subsequent flooding.

LCPS officials said determining where students are living is essential for arranging bus transportation.

“Where possible, we are asking that if families have been displaced due to the storm, that parents or guardians please call their child’s school as soon as possible to provide your current location so that we may be prepared to arrange bus transportation,” said Nicholas Harvey, assistant superintendent.

Lenoir County teachers and school administrators have spent the past week trying to contact students’ families and determining their status.

Harvey said developing a transportation plan that takes road closing and changed student residences into account is a priority for the school’s transportation department.

“We are aware that there are numerous roadways and bridges that are still closed throughout the district. Because of this, school buses will have to be detoured and rerouted until roadways are repaired,” he said. “We will have revised bus route information available to schools and parents as quickly as possible.”

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