New school year begins in Socorro I.S.D.

Socorro Independent School District
Monday, July 29, 2013 - 11:49pm

Thousands of students in the Socorro Independent School District headed back to class Monday.

At Dr. Sue Shook Elementary, kids were eager to get to work.

The district opened two new schools, James Butler Elem. and Manuel Puentes Middle School, and welcomed more than 44,000 students this year.

The new campuses, though, were already at capacity and could not enroll students living in their zones.

Those students had to enroll at other nearby schools, but there is still hope for kids who want to go to their zoned school, accordung to S.I.S.D Superintendent Jose Espinoza.

"As soon as there's room at the school that they're zoned to, we will call them up and say, 'There's room here, you want to come back to your zone school?', and we welcome them back with open arms," said Espinoza.

Socorro I.S.D. schools are expecting another wave of enrollments when the other area school districts open in September.

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