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January 16, 2002

Lee County-- Lee County educators are handling growing pains in the schools.

The number of students in Lee County schools has more than quadrupled since 1980. Lee County Middle School has the highest student to teacher ratio in the system. To handle the crowds between classes, Principal Steve Hankla has students walk particular paths and staggers dismissal times, "We have certain paths we walk so don't cross and we stagger dismissal time so we don't have 1400 kids in the hallway at once."

The school is planning to build 12 additional classrooms. Right now, class sizes are still below state maximums.

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