Although the first day of classes in the Houston Independent School District has been delayed until Sept. 11, the district says 10,000 to 12,000 students will still be temporarily displaced from their storm-damaged schools and sent to alternate campuses.
Superintendent Richard Carranza says no decisions have been made on which students will be relocated, or to which schools they will be sent. But the district plans to provide busing for students affected.
So far, school officials say, about 200 campuses have been found to have standing water, with 53 suffering "major" damage and 22 being hit with "extensive" damage. Some buildings had yet to be examined.
Carranza said the district is considering "double shifts" at some campuses, with students from one school attending classes in the morning, and students from another school having classes later in the day.
HISD has already announced it will provide all students with three meals daily when classes resume.