NEWARK - Parents camped out in front of a highly touted Newark kindergarten overnight to enroll their children for this morning's registration.
Some parents say this is what they need to do to win one of 60 openings for the kindergarten program at the Ann Street Elementary School. "I have to save this for my kid," said Tatiana Mani. "If I lose this space, forget it. Where am I going to go?"
Many parents waiting said the school has the best kindergarten in Newark. More than 100 parents lined the sidewalk to get in this morning, but many were waitlisted.
One parent said she had been waiting outside since 9 a.m. yesterday.
The principal, Linda Richardson, admits the price of success is overcrowding: the school was built to hold 700, but about 1,300 students attend classes in the main building and an annex.