Enrolment continues slide in Nanaimo

NANAIMO – School district has fewer students enrolled this school year according to preliminary numbers.

Nanaimo school district has fewer students enrolled this school year, according to preliminary numbers. Enrolment numbers as of Sept. 30 totalled 13,211 full-time equivalent students. The district said this is 56 fewer than last year and 84 less than had been forecast for the 2013-14 budget.

“The numbers in the early grades are maybe growing slightly but the numbers in the higher grades are decreasing,” said district secretary-treasurer Phil Turin.

The district is under funding protection from the Ministry of Education and won’t see any financial impact this year.