Overcrowding at HISD schools leave students with nowhere to go

The second day of school is over at the Houston Independent School District, and there are still some students who have nowhere to go. That's because of overcrowding, and HISD says there’s still no accurate count on how many students are effected.

The district is working to place students, but frequently it’s not the school they are zoned to. Some are ending up enrolling at an overflow school.

Waqas Syed says he spent all of Monday and Tuesday trying to find a school for his 5 year old daughter, Kamilah.

“We’ve gone through maybe 5 different schools. I’m trying to see if I can get her enrolled and they say no,” Syed told FOX26 Tuesday afternoon.  “My daughter's asking me, ‘Daddy is this going to be my new school? Is this going to be my new school?’”

Syed is zoned to The School at St. George's Place. He says he just moved into the area for the sole purpose of getting her into kindergarten at that school. 

Fortunately, he learned late Tuesday afternoon, the school opened up space to for his daughter and 3 others on the waiting list. HISD says it's working hard to place other children still in enrollment limbo.