MIDLAND/ODESSA - The first day of school turned out to be a tight fit in both Midland and Odessa and the numbers prove it.
Ector County started off with more than 27,000 students.
That's almost 2,000 more than last year at this time.
Over in Midland, more than 22,000 students showed up for the first day of class.
That's a little more than a thousand more than last year.
Superintendent Doctor Ryder Warren says the expanding classroom sizes are unacceptable for primary grade levels which includes Pre-K to second.
He hopes to hire on at least eight more teachers to ease the congestion.