Gainsville (Ga.) Schools Cope with Overcrowding

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Monday, August 27, 2012

The Gainesville City School System finds itself this year in a good news-bad news situation.The good news is more students than ever want to enroll in the Gainesville system; the bad news is administrators are having to juggle teachers to accommodate those extra students.

In fact, for the first time administrators said they had to put non-resident tuition students on a waiting list beginning in June.

At the regular meeting of the city school board this past week, School Superintendent Dr. Merrianne Dyer said that the system is working to accommodate about 700 more students this year than last. She said the overcrowding has occurred across the board, with the exception of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

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