• The Osceola County School District Uses the 'Helping Kids Mini Grant' to Aid Students and Families Displaced by Hurricane Ian

    Quirna Martinez and her three children were displaced by Hurricane Ian in September. With no home, they are rebuilding their lives. The district was fortunate enough to provide some extra love and support to families just like hers. 

    $60 gift cards were distributed to all 118 students in Osceola County who were displaced from their homes following Hurricane Ian after our district obtained the Helping Kids Mini Grant from The School Superintendents Association and Sourcewell.

    “I'm grateful," said Martinez. "Thank you so, so, so, so much from the bottom of my heart."

    Martinez says she plans to use those gift cards for her kids.

    "The three of them came home with good grades from the report cards," said Martinez. "With everything that they've been through, they still pulled off the grades. So, yeah, Mommy's got to praise them for that."