Pitt Co. officials work to accommodate students displaced by Matthew

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Pitt County officials now have a better idea of how many students were displaced due to Hurricane Matthew.

More than 66 families were affected, leaving 110 children out of their permanent homes.

Of those, only three students switched schools.

To accommodate families, social workers have partnered with local organizations to make sure kids have everything they need. The school system also changed bus routes to cater to displaced students.

“We’ve rushed these things as quick as we can because we don’t want these families to have to be out any more than they already are,” said Joey Weathington, Pitt County School’s transportation director.

Pitt County is always changing their bus routes to make sure all students can get to school, which they did even before Hurricane Matthew.



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