Students overflow Permian BasinStudents overflow Permian Basinhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=97162012-09-06T12:04:00Z2012-09-06T00:00:00Z

PERMIAN BASIN - Schools across The Permian Basin are adding student every day. Midland ISD has an additional 1,600 students.

Andrews ISD added 245 students since the 2011 school year,

Big Spring ISD has about 150 more than last year while Ector County ISD is reporting an increase of more than 1,400 students.

The state mandates a student to teacher ratio of 22 to 1 but many schools in Midland ISD, like Fannin Elementary, are pushing 30 students per class. Now the district has no other choice but to request waivers while school principals begin the search for more teachers.

Midland ISD has ordered three new portable buildings, with two classrooms in each. They hope to have those in by September 10. As far as hiring goes, the district says first they will look at reassigning their current staff and then add new teachers where they are needed.

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