Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Temporary Emergency Impact Aid Provided Education Support for Displaced Students, Report to the Congressional Requesters [open pdf - 431KB]
"In August and September 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated large portions of the U.S. Gulf Coast, resulting in nearly 2,000 deaths and severe damage to 305,000 houses and apartments. [...] On the basis of congressional request, we [Government Accountability Office] answered the following questions: (1) What is known about how many students were served by the Emergency Impact Aid program in key states? (2) What challenges, if any, did districts and private schools face in accessing the program or obtaining the required student verification? (3) How did states, districts, and private schools report using the funds and what is known about whether the funds covered the costs of serving displaced students?, and (4) How did Education support states in implementing the program?"
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/