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Increase in Elementary Enrolment

NEWS RELEASE                                 

Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1

519-255- 3200

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 27, 2017

Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury

Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224

Elementary Enrolment Grows

- GECDSB hires more teachers -

Enrolment in Kindergarten – Grade 8 is up 626 students from this time last year in Greater Essex District School Board schools. The increase is being experienced throughout the district and not in one particular area or in a specific program. New registrations have also been received in all grade levels.

The total GECDSB elementary enrolment stands at 23,925.

The number of students is 659 more than projected last Spring, therefore more teachers and support staff are being hired to meet the demand. Seventy-four teachers from the Board's occasional teachers' list have been given contracts (66 Full Time Equivalent positions). A corresponding number of new teachers will be hired to fill the occasional teachers' roster.

For more information contact Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.