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Livingstone Range projects enrollment increase

Enrollment is projected to rise across Livingstone Range School Division.

An increase of 66 full-time equivalent students is projected for the 2023-’24 term.

Associate superintendent of business services Jeff Perry told trustees last week enrollment is expected to reach 3,649.15 full-time equivalent students.

“It’s good news,” Perry said. “Again, it’s an early estimate so we’ll see what transpires but we’re trending in the way we want to be.”

Perry presented an enrollment report during the school board’s Feb. 27 meeting at the G.R. Davis Administration Building in Fort Macleod.

Perry tempered his report by reminding trustees enrollment can change significantly between now and September.

“Lots can change between now and then,” Perry said.

The provincial government requires school divisions to submit projected enrollment early for budgeting purposes.

Enrollment at Fort Macleod school is projected to increase by 1.5 FTE students.

W.A. Day school is forecast to have 288 students, which is down 27.5 from the present year.

Enrollment at F.P. Walshe school is projected to increase by 29 to 400.

Granum school enrollment is projected to continues to decline to 31.15, down from 43.5.

Nanton is a community where enrollment is projected to decline to a total of 374 students, from 389.5.

A.B. Daley school is to have 174 students, down 14.5 from 188.5.

J.T. Foster school is to have 200 students, down one from the present year.

Stavely school enrollment is projected to be 17 students, an increase of two.

In Claresholm, enrollment is projected to increase a total of 16.6 students to 651.

That total includes 303 students at West Meadow school and 348 at Willow Creek Composite.

Pincher Creek schools are projecting an enrollment increase of three students.

Canyon school will have 214 students, down four from the present year, while Matthew Halton will have 276, an increase of seven students.

Enrollment at Livingstone school in Lundbreck is forecast to increase by 10 students to 259.

Crowsnest Pass schools are projecting enrollment to increase by 24.5 students to 624.

Horace Allen school’s enrollment will increase by 7.5 students to 168.

Isabelle Sellon school’s enrollment will grow by one student to 139.

At Crowsnest Consolidated, enrollment will increase by 16 students to 316.

The number of students at outreach schools is forecast to increase by 17 to 58.

Colony schools are forecasting an increase of 11.5 students to 249.

The number of international students is forecast to increase by five to 40.

“It’s exciting to see another year where it’s looking like we’re going to have growth,” school board chair Lacey Poytress said.