WASHINGTON - The number of kids in the region's public schools is rising and some buildings and classrooms are getting crowded.
Jack Dale, superintendent for Fairfax County schools, says there about 15,000 more kids in the county's public schools now than there were five years ago.
"In the last four or five years, we've seen quite an increase," Dale says.
In Montgomery County, Superintendent Joshua Starr says schools have grown by about 2,500 students per year.
"We are up to 149,000 kids this year," he says. "We're opening up two new schools."
Kaya Henderson, D.C. Public Schools chancellor, says there are spikes at certain renovated schools, though final numbers won't be in for a few weeks.
"We're excited and hopeful that enrollment will go up," she said on WTOP's Ask the School Superindendents.
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