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Fair Street school adding second pre-K class to keep up with demand
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The expansion of pre-kindergarten to all six elementary schools in the Gainesville City School System this fall has driven more demand than there is space available at most schools.

As a result, Fair Street International Academy will add a second pre-K class this fall.

Previously, New Holland and Mundy Mill were the only sites in the school system that offered pre-K. The system this year decided to offer classes at each school, though the total number of classes remains at 10.

Superintendent Jeremy Williams said each pre-K class at Fair Street can accommodate up to 22 students.

There are 26 students on a waiting list for pre-K at Fair Street, he added.

“We’re excited about adding a new pre-K,” Principal Gwenell Brown said.

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