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Record numbers for Wilson schools

By Kimberly Jordan kjordan@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Wilson County Schools will see a lot of new faces this year.

The system completed its first full day of registration at each of the school campuses Tuesday, and Director of Schools Donna Wright said “it was very smooth.”

According to numbers from the first day, there are 679 new students that have registered. Wright said that is an all-time high in the system for a first day. On the first day of registration last year, Wilson County Schools saw 380 new enrollees.

Students who missed registration on Tuesday can still register up until the first day of school, said Attendance Director Stan Moss.

Moss also said the system could pass the 17,000 student mark by the time school is in session next Friday.

“We were at 16,896 after the registration day,” he said. “Since registration day, several of the schools have registered additional students, so we will probably break 17,000.”

With the increased number of enrollees, there comes a question of space issues. Moss said the system should be fine but “they’re going to be tight in some areas.”

“There’s a little area we can work with at each of our schools,” he added. It’s something we’re going to have to keep a close eye on. The main thing is making sure the class size and number of teachers are correct.”

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