PYT Client Alert: FEMA Reimbursement

PYT's The School Zone Podcast: Alternative Dispute Resolution with Trevor Hall

Join host, David Torres, as he discusses with Senior Associate counsel, Trevor Hall, the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution in on matters within Texas public schools.

Potential FEMA Reimbursement Due to COVID-19

To help the state and local areas recover during the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has approved for Texas to receive nearly $237 million in federal grant money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”). The Texas Division of Emergency Management (“TDEM”) is the state agency that will coordinate with FEMA to administer the “Public Assistance” program for applicants/sub-recipients, including local governments such as school districts.

Rick Lambert provides tips on how to streamline the process of gathering materials and applying for public assistance from FEMA.

Resources from TEA and Latest COVID-19 News

· Friends of Texas Public Schools has compiled resources like email templates, social media graphics, and more for districts and businesses to use during the COVID-19 crisis. Check out what they have available!

· The Texas Department of State Services has created a Texas specific COVID-19 Cases Dashboard

· TEA and the Texas Department of State Health Services have produced "Stay Well, Texas" public health campaign to provide all school districts and communities access to a comprehensive set informational resources regarding COVID-19. These resources include emails, text messages, social media images, and all-calls for school districts. This information will be released daily, so look out for it in our Client Alerts and on our social media channels!

· All-Call Script

· Text Message Campaign

· Parent Health Campaign (English)

· Parent Health Campaign (Spanish)

· Parent Health Email Campaign

· Public Health All District Campaign Email

Texas Tribune Interview with Supt. LaTonya Goffney

The Texas Tribune sat down with Aldine ISD Superintendent, LaTonya Goffney, to discuss how her school district is responding to the coronavirus and how school closures are affecting students, staff, and parents across the state.