Parents camp out to enroll children in school

By Meghan Mongillo - bio | email

CLIFTON, OH (FOX19) - It happens every year but with overnight temperatures in the 20s, it's hard to believe some dedicated parents are camped out in the cold.

They are waiting to get their kids enrolled in one of the top schools in the city, but they says it's worth it.

Some parents have been camping out in line since 4 o'clock Monday afternoon outside Fairview Clifton German School.

There are 48 openings to register kids for the school, which is renowned as a school of excellence where they teach both English and German. It's highly sought after because of its academic standing.

"I have a 4 and a half old little girl, that's what I have to do to get her into this school," said parent Ben Parker.

"I was hoping not to have to wait outside overnight, but when I drove by here about 5 o'clock, I saw the lines beginning to form and so I came out myself to have a space, to reserve a space for my son," said Margaret Reed, who also camped out.

Reed is waiting for a kindergarten spot. She says she is 45th in line for one of 48 available spaces.