Surrey continues as fastest-growing school district in B.C.

By The Canadian Press
December 19, 2017 - 7:36am

VICTORIA —   The city of Surrey remains the fastest-growing school district in the province with an additional 959 more students enrolled this year over last year.

     The Education Ministry says nearly 5-thousand more students were enrolled in schools throughout the province this year.

     Langley, Comox Valley, Sooke and Nanaimo-Ladysmith school districts also saw hundreds more students enrolled in September.

There were about 300 more students this year in Kamloops-Thompson School District 73.

     The province says it's spent 409 million on new teachers and other classroom needs for this school year -- up 54 million dollars from what was initially promised in June.

(The Canadian Press)

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