Rio Grande City Schools See More Students From Mexico

Katie Lopez, KGBT-TV (Rio Grande Valley), May 24, 2010

Every child deserves a chance at an education.

But when that opportunity is taken away, some have to find other means of getting it, even if that means going to another country.

“This past month and a half we’ve picked up approximately an extra 90 students,” said Rio Grande City CISD Superintendent Roel Gonzalez.

That number could rise if the violence in Mexico continues.

“For the kids that come over the parents will tell you right away that they’re American citizens,” said Gonzalez. {snip}

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To keep up with the growth the city started construction on a new high school that can hold about 2,500 students, and still have room to go if needed.

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