The Lethbridge public school district has grown to more than 9,100 students and that has spelled the addition of more than 20 teaching positions and an equal number of support staff, says superintendent Barry Litun.
“We’ve had tremendous growth in the last two years,” Litun said. “Our kindergarten numbers have grown by 25 per cent in the last two years and our overall student population from early education to Grade 12 has grown by eight per cent.”
Litun, who announced last week he’ll retire at the end of the school year, credits a staff that continually provides engaging learning experiences for students, collaboration and professional learning among staff and trustees’ decision to eliminate some fees at the elementary and high school levels.
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