Web Site Offers Information For Schools Impacted By Hurricanes

Omaha, Neb, October 19, 2005 – Information for schools who have students displaced by hurricanes is now available at the Principals’ Partnership Web site.

A paper, "Assimilating Students Who Are Hurricane Victims," is located at the Web site, www.principalspartnership.com. The document has information on how the hurricane might affect a child’s ability to learn, how school districts can work together, what teachers can do in their own classrooms and how parents can help children in the wake of a disaster.

"This document contains information about many of the various initiatives that exist so educators can go to one place," said Bob Turner, president of the Union Pacific Foundation. "It includes information from school psychologists, trauma experts, the Department of Education and other expert groups, as well as direct links to their sites."

The Principals’ Partnership is the signature charitable giving program of the Union Pacific Foundation. Union Pacific created the program in 2002 to assist public high school principals in selected UP communities. The Partnership provides education consultants to work one-on-one with high school principals, holds a professional conference every year for principals and maintains a Web site, where issue briefs, best practices and other education resources are available. There is no cost to the 800 principals who are enrolled in the program, and the Web site is open to the public.

"Strong schools build strong communities," Turner said. "We created the Principals’ Partnership to lend our support to high school leaders, the principals."

Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serves the fastest-growing U.S. population centers. Union Pacific’s diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad offers competitive long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada’s rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America’s premier rail franchise.

For further information, contact Dorothy Endacott (402) 479-0203.


The statements and information contained in the news releases provided by Union Pacific speak only as of the date issued. Such information by its nature may become outdated, and investors should not assume that the statements and information contained in Union Pacific's news releases remain current after the date issued. Union Pacific makes no commitment, and disclaims any duty, to update any of this information.