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Perrysburg schools battle crowded classrooms

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PERRYSBURG, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Perrysburg School District is facing a common problem for public schools across the country: crowding.

Students at Perrysburg Junior High School are affected the most out of all Perrysburg schools. Many students take classes in trailers, or pods, which is not an ideal setting for learning.

From fewer resources to a shortage of teachers, studies show that students can suffer in crowded schools. With a higher teacher to student ratio, children often get less attention, causing their quality of education to go down.

The school population continues to increase yearly with the growth of the Perrysburg community.

The school district is considering its options on expanding to a new building, which would not be built until 2018. A levy for the plan may not appear on the ballot until 2014 or 2015.

Amanda St. Hilaire reports live from Perrysburg Junior High on ‘Your Morning,' with details on how the school is combating crowding issues.

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