Enrolment figures are in encouraging for School District 23.
Overall, enrolment in the district increased by 14 students over last year and is 97 over projections.
In his report to the Board of Education, Supt. Hugh Gloster, says the district currently have 21,327 registered students.
The breakdown includes:
- Secondary schools are 40 students over their projected enrolment, and they have 230 more
students than they had by Sept 30, 2013.
- Middle schools are 50 students over their projected enrolment, and they have 15 more students
than they had by Sept 30, 2013.
- Elementary schools are 7 students over their projected enrolment, but more significantly they have
164 fewer students than they had by Sept 30, 2013 (Most of this reduction is as a result of
the change in grade configurations in the Mission and Lake Country zones of the District.)
- Alternate student enrolment is currently 309 students compared to 404 students for the same time
last year. However, this number is expected to increase prior to the provincial enrolment count of
Oct 17, 2014.
The district also made some organizational changes to accommodate the difference between projected and actual enrolement.
Additional staff was added to Bankhead, Glenrosa, Rose Valley and Shannon Lake elementary schools while one additional full time person was added to Dr. Knox Middle School to accommodate increased enrolement in grade 7 and to keep class size under 30.