Summer Bridge enrollment keeps climbing
Pinellas County's new summer school program kicks off Monday, and a last-minute enrollment surge is coming with it. Superintendent Michael Grego said Tuesday that enrollment has topped 8,500, with about 1,600 students signing up in the last 10 days.
Most of the children signing on for Summer Bridge are in the elementary schools (6,233), though there's a strong middle-school contingent (2,298).
"We're right around 8,500 now, which is phenomenal," Grego said.
Pinellas is in the process of hiring more teachers for Summer Bridge. Grego said they are expecting some students to be no-shows next week, but also think more students will sign up after Monday's kick-off.
"Things are going very aggressively," Grego said, "but we're encouraged by that."