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Open house planned at Jefferson City elementary school

Jefferson City school officials told ABC 17 News they’re making adjustments as they go, after starting classes last month with a lot of different changes.

ABC 17 News sat down with the spokesperson for the district, Amy Berendzen.

Berendzen spoke about the new superintendent and high school principal, and touched on the ongoing issues with overcrowding.

She admits it can be challenging to predict which schools will add the most students, but they’re trying to do their best with what they have.

“Right now, today, we’re right at 9,000 students throughout the district and that’s remained the same amount for a good seven to ten years so we’re increasing some of our building are experiencing a more increasing volume than others. It’s hard to pinpoint that and actually predict where they will come from but again, capacity is an issue.”

Many things are also happening for East Elementary, a new trailer and renovated hallways.

An open house is scheduled for Thursday night to showcase their enhancements from over the summer to family and students who wish to come and see.

“I got a sneak peak the first day of school and it looks great, and the corrections we made throughout the summer will help alleviate some of the congestion issues that we experienced last year,” said Berendzen.

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