Dorian-flooded NC school to get iPads for displaced students

Damage left behind from Hurricane Dorian of a school in Ocracoke (Photo: Ocracoke School Campus)

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s top education official says the state will send hundreds of iPads to students and teachers on an island damaged by Hurricane Dorian.

North Carolina Public Schools said in a press release that Superintendent Mark Johnson announced Monday the department of public instruction would send 200 iPads to Ocracoke School, where flooding forced 185 students out of their building.

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The department says it hopes the iPads will help students stay on schedule with schoolwork until their building can be reopened. Students are currently attending classes in a teaching center.

The release says the Sept. 6 hurricane flooded Ocracoke School with more than 3 feet of water.

Gov. Roy Cooper has asked President Donald Trump to declare the island a disaster area so federal funds can be accessed.