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By Robin Dudgeon, Portage Daily Graphic

The Portage la Prairie School Division released its final figures in the Provincial kindergarten to grade three class size initiative at Thursday's school board meeting. Kindergarten classes range from 13 up to 23 students. (FILE PHOTO)

The Portage la Prairie School Division released its final figures in the Provincial kindergarten to grade three class size initiative at Thursday's school board meeting. Kindergarten classes range from 13 up to 23 students. (FILE PHOTO)

The Portage la Prairie School Division released its final figures in the class size initiative during Thursday’s meeting.

The report is the result of much hard work by administrative staff in the division to try to comply with Provincial regulations to keep class sizes in kindergarten to grade three at a cap of 20 students.

“Our report has now been posted to our website and submitted to the government. In August I took all of our data from the last year and our projected data for this coming year and fed it into the database that they sent us,” said superintendent Hazen Barrett.

Funding in the amount of $46,000 was given to schools to assist with the costs of complying with the class size initiative. Our division is focusing on kindergarten this year.

“(Kindergarten classes) range anywhere from a low of 12 students to pretty well highs of 20. You will also see some of our other k-3 classes go as high as 24,” said Barrett.

Funds went to help cover costs where classes needed to be split to reach the cap. The only schools that occurred in were at La Verenrye School and at Yellowquill School.

Kindergarten class size by school:

Ecole Crescentview School: four classes of 20, 21, 23, and 21 students.

Fort la Reine School: two classes of 17 and 15 students.

La Verendrye School: two classes of 12 and 13 students.

North Memorial School: two classes of 22 and 20 students.

Oakville School: one class of 13 students.

Yellowquill School: two classes of 13 and 14 students.

 

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