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09/01/05 - Lufkin

Louisiana Students Enrolling To East Texas Schools

by Jessica Cervantez

East Texas schools are opening their doors to Louisiana students. Their schools back home could be closed for months because of the storm.

Already Lufkin High School and middle school have been contacted by Louisiana families. LMS has enrolled two sixth graders from New Orleans. They will be provided with uniforms and free lunches.

The high school is taking similar action to help displaced students.

Mark Smith, the Lufkin High School principal, said, "It's just hard to think about the problems that we have when all of a sudden this happens. They are coming here, with basically, the clothes they have and trying to continue an education. That is important for them and hopefully, we can provide that stability."

Next week, LISD will hold a round-up for schools to set up a plan to enroll more new students.

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