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Parents concerned about overcrowding in Perry Hall schools

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Posted at 11:34 PM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 06:50:06-04

Parents had a chance to ask questions at a community meeting at Perry Hall High School Thursday. 

RELATED: Parents say school buses to Perry Hall High School are so packed kids have to stand

Councilman David Marks discussed how to alleviate the school's overcrowding. He said it's been a problem for the past 30 years and it's all because of bad decision made decades ago. 

"Anytime you're looking at new schools and possibly new districting," Marks said. "It creates a lot of tough decisions. I think most people simply want the strategy that is going to get relief at Perry Hall Middle School as fast as possible."

See also: Perry Hall Middle School parents concerned about overcrowding on school buses

Marks said he's focusing on the elementary schools first because the enrollment is higher. There are plans to build two new elementary schools by 2018 and 2012. 

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