A positive report presented to Clearview trustees at the Sept. 19 board meeting reveals Clearview Public Schools opening day enrollments are higher than projected.
The preliminary count shows 35 more students enrolled in Clearview schools on opening day for 2018-19 than in the previous school year.
The largest increases were recorded at Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary School with 20 more students, Big Valley School with 13 more students and the Hutterite Colony Schools with 12 more students enrolled.
A review of the report revealed enrollments above projections were also seen at the Botha, Brownfield and Gus Wetter schools and at the outreach schools in Castor, Coronation and Stettler.
International field trips Trustees decided to re-evaluate their stand on international field trip opportunities for all Clearview schools.
Over the past few years, the board has been hesitant to support international trips due to safety concerns.
They considered trips within North America first including Iceland and the Caribbean as part of their safe list of destinations.
For the 2018-19 school year, trustees have decided that schools may now request approval for any international field trips, which will be then be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Travel to any countries listed on the Canadian Government website advising travellers of safety concerns will not be permitted in the interest of student safety.