MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - School officials are expecting student population increases as public schools across the Tri-State area open today.
In Berkeley County, W.Va., Superintendent of Schools Manny Arvon said he is expecting about 17,000 kids to show up at county schools this week seeking an education.
That is an increase of about 600 to 700 students over last year's population, which is about typical for the system, Arvon said.
Berkeley County makes up a lion's share of the state's student enrollment increase.
Berkeley County Schools accounts for about 65 percent of the state's enrollment increase and "if you put Jefferson and Morgan (counties) in there, it eats up just about all of it," Arvon said Sunday.