Student Overflow At Big Spring Elementary Schools

By Wyatt Goolsby
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - It's the first week of school, and students in Big Spring are having to make some changes. Some elementary schools have too many students, and some have empty chairs.

Some parents and students are having to adjust after Big Spring ISD officials say there's an overlfow of students at Moss and Marcy Elementary Schools. Specifically, around 75 students from both elementaries have changed schools. Some are now attending Bauer and Washington Elementaries.

Thursday, NewsWest 9 spoke with Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael Stevens, who said they are making the ajustments because of a rise in enrollment at elementary schools. Dr. Stevens said parents have been contacted by school officials to inform them who is affected.

"A lot of parents are probably mad," Christina Martinez, a concerned parent with a child at Moss Elementary, said. "And I think it's confusing for the kids, that they have to be transferred over there. They'll start here and have to go over there, and they'll have to start all over again. I think that really needs to be addressed for everybody."

District officials said they are aware of parents' concerns. They said they have made ajustments and don't plan on having to make the same kind of switches next year.