Finalized student enrollment numbers show a drop of just four students for School District 27.
Superintendent Mark Thiessen says although they’re excited and even surprised about the figures it will take a number of years if the trend continues in the upcoming years, to be financially beneficial.
“Right now since we’re in funding protection if we gained a whole bunch more students, we wouldn’t actually get more per-pupil funding because we’ve been in funding protection for a number of years from the Ministry of Education which just means our funding has remained status quo even though our numbers have been dropping.”
Thiessen says the District has projected student enrollment to decline anywhere from 150 students to 200 per year.
They currently have 4,567 students this year compared to 4,571 last year.