Jackson County School District enrollment numbers up

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JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Class sizes in Jackson County schools look a little different since Hurricane Michael.

District officials said 83 students have withdrawn from schools in Jackson County, but 96 have enrolled--meaning the district actually gained students after Hurricane Michael.

The students who withdrew came from schools across the county, with many leaving Marianna and Cottondale schools.

This is the third week back in school and officials said everything is running smoothly.

"I'm just very appreciative to our staff, teachers, bus drivers especially, and the principals, for everything they've done to get everything back up and running," Superintendent Larry Moore said.

The current Jackson County academic calendar shows the first semester ends before Christmas break.

Moore plans to ask the school board to borrow days from the second semester to lengthen the first semester into the new year.