Resources for Flood-Impacted Districts
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has resources that schools and districts can use to provide school-based supports to students, families and staff who have experienced loss due to the recent floods.
“Implementing a Continuum of Tiered Behavioral Health Supports for Students, Families, and Staff Following a Natural Disaster” provides some suggested activities for support at the Universal (Tier I), Targeted (Tier II), and Intensive (Tier III) levels. Additionally, some resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network that are specific to floods also are available. These resources can be used in conjunction with existing Emergency Operations and Trauma-Informed Plans that are in place at the local level.
Local education agencies that were directly impacted by the tornadoes also may be eligible for additional federal funds through the U.S. Department of Education’s (USED) Project SERV (School Emergency Response to Violence) grant program. District leadership can contact the USED’s Disaster Recovery Unit directly for more information about this resource.
Other resources that may be of use include:
- USED: Non-Regulatory Guidance on Flexibility and Waivers for Grantees and Program Participants Impacted by Federally Declared Disasters
- KDE: Office of Special Education and Early Learning Non-Regulatory Guidance Regarding Key Actions to Take After a Disaster to Ensure the Provision of Special Education and Related Services