Onslow County Schools are still closed for the remainder of the week, but school officials are hoping to help parents when they reopen. 

The school system wants to advertise a federal program called the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.

The act allows the county to provide free transportation, lunch and support services to keep kids in their previous schools.

Executive director of student services Brendan Gartner said it is important because many families are coming home to find that their homes are unlivable.

“This has been a very traumatic event,” said Gartner. “And it’s been a very disruptive event for students. And we want to help. We have these resources where we can limit the disruption to their education.”

You can start the program by calling student services or coming to the county school office in person.