Florida Schools Get Ready for Flood of Border Kids
By Marianela Toledo, Watchdog.org // August 4, 2014
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Border kids costs more to educate, about $1,900 per head. Teachers must be bilingual. The students will need health care and psychological services because many arrive sick and traumatized by things they’ve seen and experienced on their journeys north.
Daisy Gonzalez-Diego, communications officer at the Miami-Dade County Public School, said up until now, the school districts have relied on their emergency funds to help cover the costs.
“We are asking the federal government to help us with this additional cost,” she said. “We are here to help those children, we have a history of helping them, as we did when the earthquake hit Haiti, and when political problems arose in Cuba. We won’t stop providing them an education, but we don’t want the (local) taxpayer to pay for it. That’s why we are asking for federal funds.”
She said that just before the end of school in June, her district saw about 300 border kids, coming from Honduras.
“We don’t know how many more are coming this upcoming school year because Central America children usually enroll just two or three weeks before the school year begins,” Gonzalez-Diego said.
In Brevard County, the Children’s Home Society of Florida confirmed to Breitbart News that some unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border of the U.S. will be sent to local foster homes in the state next month.
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