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August 2, 2006

Leesburg - - Students in Lee County have two more days before they head back to school and it may be a little crowded when they get there.

The county's tremendous growth is affecting classrooms.

Lee County school administrators anticipate 6,000 students this year, that's an increase of 200 over last year. The school system also had to hire extra staff to meet its growing needs.

"We have 67 new teachers joining our school system this year, 23 of these people are new positions. The remainder are folks to replace teachers who retired this year but 23 are new positions this year and of course this is because of the growth that were experiencing here in Lee County," says Superintendent Dr. larry Walters.

In a few weeks, the system will begin construction to add 12 new classrooms at Kinchafoonee Elementary and 10 at Lee Primary.

In September, construction will begin on a new school to replace Twin Oaks Elementary.

A school just for high school freshman is also in the planning stages.

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