Fort Catholic student count rising

Fort Saskatchewan’s population boom is filtering down to the classrooms, as local Catholic schools are seeing a noticeable increase in the number of students from the Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS) board of trustees.

The population across the board in EICS — which includes schools in Fort Saskatchewan, Strathcona County, Camrose and Vegreville — sits at a total of 5,543 students.

According to Tony Sykora, chairperson of the EICS board of trustees, that’s an approximate two-per-cent increase from last year. He added that rise in numbers is typical on the provincial scene.

That, in a big part, is being fueled by local families.

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