Madison County students couldn’t ignore the alarm clocks Aug. 5 as the 2011-12 school year officially began.
School officials told the board of education Tuesday night that there are 4,622 students enrolled in county schools as this school year begins, approximately 232 students less than projected.
Superintendent Allen McCannon told the board that things were “chaotic” at central registration Thursday afternoon, as many parents and students waited until the last minute to register.
He said a lot of those coming in were making address changes, or due to the economic situation, switching their children from car riders to bus riders.
“All of this alters bus routes and classrooms,” McCannon said. He said school officials want to work with parents, but don’t want last minute changes to cause confusion and jeopardize the safety of students. He said officials plan to meet to work on how to help avoid so many last minute registrations and changes to schedules next year.