SD68 enrolments down

Elementary enrolment is up for the 2015 school year by 98

Elementary enrolment is up for the 2015 school year by 98 to 7,840 students Nanaimo-Ladysmith Secretary-Treasurer Graham Roberts reported to the Oct. 14 meeting of School District 68 Business Committee.

The jump in enrolments is 98 students over projections, and 322 students above last year’s enrolments. “The enrolment growth was largest in the Ladysmith zone, Roberts reported.

The picture was not so bright at the secondary level, where a decrease of 164 students was registered. That is better than the board had anticipated by 54 students Roberts said.

Enrolment in district programs like continuing education, VAST and Learn@Home dropped by 292 students to 770, which was 153 students under projection.

“According to the preliminary analysis, overall the district is seeing a decrease of one student under projections and 134 less students when compared to 2014,” Roberts said.