Back to school: By the numbers

Some facts and figures from our School District 73 (Kamloops-Thompson)

Some facts and figures from our  School District 73 (Kamloops-Thompson):

• 76 buses travel a total of 9,200 kilometres a day, covering 59 routes.

• They consume 773,449 litres of fuel during a school year.

• As of June 30, 14,605 children were enrolled for this school year.

• Final projected enrolment is 227 fewer students.

• Elementary enrolment has been increasing in recent years.

• 1,400 staff are on the payroll.

• By the end of the school year, about 2,000 people will have been on the payroll, covering for absences.

• 13 schools have been closed since 2000.

• 48 schools remain open.