Officials are to discuss ways to relieve crowding at North Carroll High School

March 30, 2004|By Jennifer McMenamin | Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF

Having heard from hundreds of parents, teachers and students who attended two public hearings this month, Carroll County schools Superintendent Charles I. Ecker will begin meeting with town and county officials this week to discuss ways to ease soaring student enrollment at Hampstead's North Carroll High School.

This year, about 1,600 students attend the school built for 1,340, forcing administrators to convert offices and storage areas into classrooms, an unused stairwell into a storage closet and a lightly trafficked hallway into an office.

"It's information sharing," Ecker said of his scheduled meetings with municipal and county leaders. "We're going to tell them what our challenges are with the overcrowding, where seats are available, where seats are not available and the options we're looking at, and we hope to get information from them about [housing] developments that might be coming that we don't know about."

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