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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 has released its student enrollment numbers for the 2020-21 school year.

In the latest Superintendent’s Report, School District Superintendent Stephen Petrucci reported that there are 5,660 students attending class, which is lower than the projected number of 6,000.

That number is about 94 percent of the pre-COVID attendance levels.

Despite the lower attendance numbers, Petrucci says the majority of students that did not return had signed up for distant learning through the Key Learning Centre.

Only about 140 chose homeschooling, private schooling, or had moved away.

Petrucci says, even with a decrease in enrollment, they are able to mitigate the financial loss with funding from the Provincial and Federal Governments.

Petrucci also noted that only two teachers had to be reassigned to the KLC due to lower classroom attendance levels, but is happy to report no layoffs.

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