Thursday, June 5, 2014

NBC4: Dozens of Area Schools Operating Over Recommended Enrollment

Some of the most successful public schools in Maryland and Virginia are also the most crowded, a News4 I-Team investigation has found.
Rapid population growth coupled with limited funding of new school construction has left dozens of public schools operating above recommended enrollment -- and led some schools to the widespread use of portable classrooms.
One school had to buy and plans to renovate a nearby 5-story office building to handle the overflow.
Ashley Roberts, who teaches math at Urbana Middle School, said enrollment in some of her classes has topped 40 students. Roberts said the school’s students have thrived despite the crowded conditions, but she said the heavy enrollment adds significantly to the workload of teachers.
“There are times when you can't put a lesson together, because there are just too many kids," Roberts said.

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