PORT ARANSAS - It has been more than a month since Hurricane Harvey slammed the Texas coast, and in some areas, many students are still waiting to go back to their schools.
This weekend, four buses from North East Independent School District in San Antonio made the trip to Port Aransas. Unlike most bus trips, however, these buses did not return.
"The Independent School Districts are really just one big family," North East ISD Director of Transportation Jack DeForrest said. "We knew that we could help them."
NEISD sent four buses to Port Aransas ISD to help the district along the coast once it is back up and running.
"It means the world to us," Port Aransas ISD Superintendent Sharon McKinney said. "We recognize that public schools really are the heart and soul of communities, especially small communities. To see that other public schools, like NEISD, are reaching out and offering to help. It means the world to us."
For the last month, the 3,500 people that call Port Aransas home have been searching to find some type of "normal."
Right now, all schools in the Port Aransas ISD are closed.
"We are still displaced," McKinney added. "The district will open October 16th. We have staff members dealing with their own personal homes while trying to prepare for the return of students. Our students are still enrolled in other school districts, and ready to get back.
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