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Vernon School District reports fuller classrooms

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October 21, 2014 - 2:27 PM

 VERNON - Enrollment numbers are in and the Vernon School District is reporting fuller classrooms over last year.

Superintendent Joe Rogers says School District 22 is up 102 students overall, with 97 of them in elementary schools alone.

“For the first time in many years we’re out of declining enrollment,” Rogers says.

School districts receive government funding on a per student basis, so the increase is great news financially. The numbers suggest more families with young children are choosing to live in the area, Rogers says. Meanwhile, secondary school numbers changed marginally, up by five students.

“Looking at the next five years we are going to start leveling out as large groups of elementary students enter high school,” Rogers says.

Despite the teacher strike, Rogers says few students were lost to private schools. The international student program stayed strong, growing to 200 heads up from 165 last year.

Meanwhile, the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District is down 89 students overall. Elementary schools are seating 29 more kids, but secondary schools lost 118.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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