Mon October 10, 2005
Hurricane Evacuees Adapt to Lafayette Schools
By Beth Fertig
October 7, 2005 – More than three thousand students have enrolled in the Lafayette Parish school system since Hurricane Katrina. Some stayed for only a few days until their families were able to return home. Others are still here. And another wave of students enrolled this week after Hurricane Rita.
At Woodvale Elementary School, more than 70 students are hurricane evacuees: about 10 percent of the school's population.