Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Fort Frances Catholic board expects drop in enrolment

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The Fort Frances Northwest Catholic District School Board is predicting a drop in enrolment this fall at all of its schools but one. The board is expecting a drop of about 52 students, or 36 full-time equivalencies, from its May enrolment to September.

“Certainly decreasing enrolment is a concern for us,” said Mary-Catherine Kelly, education director for the local Catholic school board. In May, the board had 1,449 students enrolled, and is expecting about 1,397 to enroll for September—a decrease of about 3.6 percent. When compared to enrolment in September, 2005, however, it’s a drop of about 75 students, or five percent, Kelly noted.

The reason for the decrease appears to be simply a lack of children. “I don’t think we’re having a lot of kids leaving our system,” Kelly remarked. “It’s just a case of not having the babies coming in.”
[snip] Ft Frances Times Online
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