NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- The New Hanover County School Board recently approved open choice and open enrollment programs to let parents choose which school their child attends. But parents with kids at overcrowded schools are not so happy with the program. They say the plan is creating more overcrowding in schools, like at Hoggard High. The student population at Hoggard has now exceeded capacity by more than 100 students. Concerned parent Sonita Gaitros said, "My daughter takes an algebra class in a computer lab, has to move the keyboard to try and find a space to put all of her stuff. When we get into testing, it's very difficult. Children are testing in cafeterias and on the floors and it really impacts every day." The school board says it's trying to come up with a solution, even scouting locations to build a new high school in the area.
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