Registration day for NYC schools

August 31, 2009 3:10:44 PM PDT
It's an exciting day for some students in New York City. Classes start next week and today it was time for new students to register. The Machado family is enrolling their daughter, Linda, in a new school, after moving from Oregon.

Linda says she is glad to be here.

"Right here it's more crowded, there're more people and it's obviously a bigger place." Said Linda.

Other families have come to the Queens Enrollment Center, apparently for economic reasons.

"We have families whose children were going to private and parochial school and now, for whatever the reasons, are deciding to send them to public school in September," said Bonnie Gross, the enrollment supervisor.

Over on Manhattan's Upper West Side, there were some 40 staffers on hand to help students register. Some of the registration involved high school students seeking transfers.

The city's 12 registration centers will be open for the next three weeks, except on Labor Day


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