Central Florida school districts prepare for influx of Puerto Rican students
ORLANDO, Fla. (NBC News) —
Colleges and school districts across Central Florida are preparing for a potential influx of students as families arrive from Puerto Rico and enroll their children after Hurricane Maria devastated the Caribbean.
A number of districts plan to expedite the enrollment process for new students, waiving requirements for certain documents initially.
The University of Central Florida, Seminole State College, and Valencia College are offering in-state tuition to Puerto Rican students.
Gov. Rick Scott in a letter on Tuesday encouraged Florida universities and state colleges to allow students displaced by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico to have that opportunity.