A big drop in enrolment at the Hamilton Public School Board.
Officials expect to have a thousand fewer students this fall.
Trustees have learned local high schools will see the biggest decline, with 837 fewer students.
Elementary school enrolment will fall by 164 students.
The 2% decline is nearly double the 570 projected in January.
The Board’s Treasurer tells the Spectator the new high school figures partly reflect earlier enrolment dips at the elementary level that are working their way through the secondary system.