Enrolment falls

Overall enrolment at SD85 schools is down from a year ago, but

PORT  HARDY — Overall enrolment at SD85 schools is down from a year ago, but most of the decrease was anticipated, assistant superintendent Katherine McIntosh informed the district’s board of trustees during their regular meeting Oct. 11.

Total enrollment in the district’s schools is 1,478 for the 2011-12 school year.

“The bottom line is we are about 50 students below last year,” said McIntosh. “However, we projected a reduction in enrolment, so we’re down about 17 or 18 from our projections. We’re pleased with how close we were to projections.”

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