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Atrisco Heritage Academy holds meeting on overcrowding
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Parents of Atrisco Heritage Academy students concerned about scheduling and overcrowding will have a chance voice their concerns Wednesday night.

Albuquerque Public Schools leaders have some important and costly decisions to make in the months ahead at the state’s most expensive school.

The first of many community meetings will be held Wednesday in which parents and administrators will try to come to an agreement.

Atrisco Heritage Academy’s enrollment is going from 1,700 students to nearly 2,200 students in the fall. The construction of 20 new classrooms is far behind and won’t be finished until November. So APS must find alternatives. Some proposals include keeping seniors and some juniors in class until 6 p.m., bussing upperclassmen to CNM or UNM for classes, or sending the freshman class to other high schools until construction is complete.

Parents say they’re worried about students who play sports, work after school or pick up other siblings. Monday’s school board meeting was filled with parents concerned about next year’s scheduling.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 will be at Wednesday night’s meeting and will have a full report at 10 p.m. and online at KOB.com.

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