Enrollment forecast in Hillsborough: tight
TAMPA — Enrollment increased just slightly on the first day of classes in Hillsborough County, up 581 students to 179,362 compared with last year's opening day, officials said Tuesday.
But with rain pouring down in some neighborhoods, and schools still poring over class lists in others, it was too soon to say whether the district was facing problems in meeting tough new requirements under the 2002 class-size amendment.
"No drama today," said Bill Person, general director of pupil placement. "But the numbers are tight."
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