As school starts for Bibb County students, the district has added 1,500 more kids than they had last year.
Director of Strategic Partnerships Kimberlyn Carter says as of Monday afternoon 25,457 students were enrolled. According to the district's 2012-2013 budget, last year 23,947 students were in the district.
Some of those kids didn't make it to class on the first day, though.
Dozens of parents lined up at the Welcome Center on Riverside Drive Monday morning.
Beginning this year, students must register there instead of at individual's school.
Parents said they had been waiting for hours to register their students.
"I'm just thinking he's going to miss the whole day because the lines so long," said Sheila Rouse.
She had an issue with her grandson's enrollment.
"When they tell you to go to the Welcome Center, they're telling us like the Welcome Center is, like, next door. The Welcome Center is a long ways and you have to get a way out here," said Rouse.
Some were frustrated while others said they would just be patient and waiting to go through the process.
"They were open the whole weekend," said Angela Thomas. "They were very polite, but they're being frustrated because no one's understanding that they're doing what they need to do to try to get every student in school."
Carter says they had some long lines, but overall she says the first day of school went well.
"We've had some glitches, but for the most part I am happy to report most of the schools have reported very smooth transitions. Children are just coming in and going to class," said Carter.
She says they faced some challenges will learn from them to improve on the registration and transfer process in the future.