Another Enrolment Bump For SD83
North Okanagan-Shuswap School District 83 has released some encouraging numbers from its first Board Meeting of the new school year.
A Wednesday email says that SD83 is up 83 students over last year, which is an increase of 100 full-time equivalency students over September 30th of last year.
The report from this week's meeting says that the District's enrolment number is now 6,159.
The District says that changes to class-size and compostion mean that 44 new teachers have been hired.
Official Trustee Mike McKay said at the meeting "Wrap your head around that for a minute", adding "That's 44 additional teachers coming in to our communities, rejuvenating our communities and schools."
McKay says that this is the third year in a row of enrolment increases for SD83.