Enrollment is up for schools in the Turtle Mountain School Division.

The division has released enrollment numbers as of the end of September and schools in Turtle Mountain had 1,028 students and that’s about 40 more than projected at the end of June.

Superintendent Tim De Ruyck says several factors are behind the most recent numbers in the division. “The increased enrollment is primarily in Killarney and that’s due to things like the HyLife feed mill and hog barn operations that continue to grow in the region and then some other enrollments over the summer that we weren’t anticipating.”LOVE TO READ PIC 1Students at I love To Read program

Due to the increased number of students trustees hired a full time teacher to work in the Grade 1-3 area of Killarney School and another three-quarter time position was added to Killarney School for Grade 5.

“We are anticipating more growth but not in a large scale because we will probably see some continued increase in enrollment over the school year once hog barns become active.

Looking at the numbers Killarney School has 490 students and projections were for 456 this fall. Boissevain School has 373 and the projection was for 368 and Minto is up 4 from earlier projections and has 38 students.

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