Ongoing class size concerns in School District 8 are not connected to an increase in enrolment.
This message from Superintendent Jeff Jones as the board announced enrolment is actually down this year.
He says the issue is about aligning the students’ interest in elective and required courses
Jones says every school organizes differently and it varies year to year.
The school district has a surplus the teachers union wants spent on more staff.
But the board is pondering using it to balance the books as enrolment decline reduces their operation grant.