When disaster strikes in Texas, Austin residents have always been there with open arms, but it's Austin ISD that is the first to open its doors. When Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf, AISD took in hundreds of evacuees – or as staff called them, guests – at campuses and facilities around the district, even finding space for their beloved pets. Even after they were rehoused, dozens of kids who fled the storm were attending classes in AISD schools. That's a lesson in kindness from which we should all learn.
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