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MEDIA ADVISORY

September 1, 2005

Jennifer Fennell or
Cheryl Etters
(850) 245-0413

Department of Education to Hold Conference Call

The Department of Education will hold a conference call to update Florida's efforts to assist Louisiana and Mississippi in their education needs following Hurricane Katrina.

The conference call will be held at:

5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 1, 2005

The number to call is (850) 487-8587.

Pist by county of the number of students displaced by Hurricane Katrina currently enrolled in Florida K-12 publicschools:

      Hurricane Notes, 2005-06  
No. District Name Number Enrolled Notes District Contact Person
01 ALACHUA 2 Two Russ Beddell
02 BAKER 0    
03 BAY 16 8-31: Voicemail from Joan Harris about evacuees enrolling in school. (Ruth)9/1:16 Judy R
04 BRADFORD 0 9-1 None (Ali)  
05 BREVARD 4 9/1:4 Jack M
06 BROWARD      
07 CALHOUN   9/1: 0 enrolled (4 projected)  
08 CHARLOTTE 14 9/1: 14 Sue Dutery
09 CITRUS 4 9/1: 4 Sue Brady
10 CLAY      
11 COLLIER 0 9/1: 10 inquiries, none confirmed at this time Lori
12 COLUMBIA 1 1 student registered in school this week; 1 student called and is planning to register today (Thursday); 2 students have asked about registering
(Per Roger Noll)
 
13 DADE 1 District contact asking about coding (Shel).  
14 DESOTO 0 Zero Christina Hutson
15 DIXIE 1    
16 DUVAL 0 Zero but expecting some Nina Briggs
17 ESCAMBIA 35 Represents only 12 of 70 schools Greg Hebert
18 FLAGLER 0 9-1 None yet. They have received many phone calls and anticipate many students enrolling (Ali)  
19 FRANKLIN 0 9/1 - 0 enrolled (4 projected)  
20 GADSDEN 0 9/1- None Rutha
21 GILCHRIST 0    
22 GLADES 0 Zero Joy Kotz
23 GULF 0 9/1 - 0 enrolled (2 projected)  
24 HAMILTON 0 9/1- None Marybeth
25 HARDEE 0    
26 HENDRY 1 One Kevin Rennolds
27 HERNANDO 1 9-1 1 currently enrolled; 11 additional have picked up applications; 3 of the 11 recently withdrew because Father was going to work on an Oil rig (Becky) Donna Reilly
28 HIGHLANDS 1 One Lottie Brown
29 HILLSBOROUGH 7 Kathie Riek is working on it. (Cyndi)  
30 HOLMES 0    
31 INDIAN RIVER 0 9/1 - None Beth
32 JACKSON 2    
33 JEFFERSON 0 9/1 - 0 enrolled  
34 LAFAYETTE 0 9-1 None (Becky) Susan Ward
35 LAKE 1 expect that we probably will have a few more in the next few weeks.  
36 LEE 5 9/1: 5 Patrick
37 LEON 13 Thirteen unofficially but waiting on Supt. Blessing Jeff Torgensen
38 LEVY 0 9-1 None (Becky) Ed Lovely
39 LIBERTY 0 9/1 0 enrolled (1 projected)  
40 MADISON 0 9/1 - 0 enrolled  
41 MANATEE 0 None per Ernie Paredes (Cyndi)  
42 MARION 4 8-31: Tony Burke - Asking about enrolling evacuees. Have 3 or 4 so far. (Ruth)  
43 MARTIN      
44 MONROE 0    
45 NASSAU 0 9/1 0 enrolled  
46 OKALOOSA 100 Expect to top out around 200  
47 OKEECHOBEE 1 One Robin Wilson
48 ORANGE 6 Six but expecting more Bob Wolfe
49 OSCEOLA 3    
50 PALM BEACH 10 9/1- 11. Palm Beach County has 10 students currently enrolled due to the affects of Hurricane Katrina. Plus 1 student who will be attending sometime next week. Elaine Smith
51 PASCO 8    
52 PINELLAS   9/1 received inquiries no definite # available Carol D
53 POLK   Expecting about 75  
54 PUTNAM 0 9-1 None - e-mailing schools and will return call (Becky) George Williams
55 ST JOHNS 0 9/1: 30-40 families have inquired, 0 enrolled Bob Schiavone
56 ST LUCIE 0 9/1 - None Angie
57 SANTA ROSA 30 9/1 30 enrolled (more projected)  
58 SARASOTA 1    
59 SEMINOLE 7 9/1: 7 Cindy Dishman
60 SUMTER 0 9/1 - none Mike
61 SUWANNEE 0 9/1 - 0 enrolled  
62 TAYLOR 0 9/1 0 enrolled  
63 UNION 5 9-1 11:45 within the past 30 minutes 5 students have enrolled--4 high school, 1 middle Rhonda Harrell
64 VOLUSIA   Maybe 30  
65 WAKULLA 6 9/1 - 6 enrolled  
66 WALTON 5 9/1- 5 enrolled  
67 WASHINGTON 0    
68 FSDB 0 Per Gwen Pierce they have had no inquiries as of yet. Their president has been trying to make contact with the Louisiana School for the Deaf and Blind to offer assistance, but have been unable to get in touch with them.  
69 DOZIER   Unable to connect via phone.  
71 FVS      
72 FAU LAB      
73 FSU LAB      
74 FAMU LAB      
75 UF LAB 0 None per David Holt  
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