School enrollment still dropping

  • Mar. 3, 2008 1:00 p.m.

School district enrollment continues to drop, with the district losing the equivalent of six students between the start of the school year and February. School trustees received the bad news in a report from secretary-treasurer Ken Campbell presented at the Feb. 26 board meeting. On Sept. 30, there were almost 722 full-time equivalent students registered in islands public schools. But half-way through the school year, that number has dropped to just over 715 (some students, like kindergartens and adults not taking a full course load, count as fractions of a full-time student). The loss occurred among adult students, according to the report. The equivalent of 20 full-time adult students started school in September but by February there were only 10 in this category. The number of other students increased by four, for a net loss of six students.