Many Gig Harbor elementary schools feeling the strain of overcrowding

Discovery Elementary in Gig Harbor has jumped from 430 students to 620 in the past two years. Overcrowding in the school has forced some creative solutions including using closet space for teaching and getting rid of most public space.
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Discovery Elementary in Gig Harbor has jumped from 430 students to 620 in the past two years. Overcrowding in the school has forced some creative solutions including using closet space for teaching and getting rid of most public space.

Allison Needles covers news in Puyallup, Sumner and Bonney Lake for The Puyallup Herald and education news for The News Tribune in Tacoma. She was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest.