Enrolment is up in the Mountain View School Division.
As of September 30th, 3107 students were attending compared with 3058 last year.
Superintendent Donna Davidson shares her thoughts about the increase.
“We’re actually pleased with our enrolment numbers this year. We’re up slightly from the previous year. We’re up approximately 50 students from 2017. It’s nice to be able to see increased enrolment in our schools.”
She says it’s hard to figure out where the increase is coming from.
“When we think of kindergarten in our current year, we have 205 kindergarten students. We had 206 last year, so it wouldn’t reflect that there’s an increase in new young children coming. But we’ve seen increases in other grades from our previous year. So it would indicate that there’s families moving into the community.”
She says it signifies a healthy community and young families moving in and hopefully staying.
As of September 30th, the DRCSS had 666, Mackenzie had 412, Barker had 225, Henderson had 213, Macneill had 173, Smith Jackson had 80, Whitmore had 102, Grandview had 238, Gilbert Plains Collegiate had 65, Gilbert Plains Elementary had 137, Winnipegosis Collegiate had 80, Winnipegosis Elementary had 93, Goose Lake had 149, Roblin Elementary had 331, Ethelbert had 97, and Ochre River had 46.