Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools’ enrolment is 10,364 students.
The number includes the 1,114 students in the at-home learning program, which is led by teachers, and the 1,095 pupils in the Traditional Home Education Program, where the parent or guardian is the teacher.
The enrolment is a one per cent decrease from the previous school year.
“Due to the economic climate and COVID-19, this year our schools are seeing a decrease in enrolment,” said acting school superintendent Kathleen Finnigan.
“However, the quality of education will remain the same and we will continue to strive for excellence within our division.
“Currently, we are focusing on identifying the progression of student learning and the creation of supportive systems, as well as enhanced health and safety measures in our schools.”
The division employs approximately 571 teachers and 416 support staff, including administration, transportation and maintenance workers.
Last week, Red Deer Public Schools said it enrolled 426 fewer students this fall.
As of Sept. 30, the jurisdiction had 10,803 students, compared to 11,229 last year, or 3.7 per cent fewer pupils.