The number of students registered for kindergarten in Marion County is smaller than expected this year, worrying some school officials. With only seven weeks before the start of school, 1500 students have registered, about half of what would be considered normal. WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo talked with Marion County Executive Director of Elementary Education Chris Sandy about the alarmingly small number of kindergarteners.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Kindergarten Q and A.mp3]
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Many of Alachua County's elementary school students are attending class in portables due to overcrowding and rapid growth in the western part of the county.