Schools in the Prairie Spirit Division opened yesterday.
Superintendent Don Hurton expressed his excitement for the new year, but notes there is one down side.
The population of the student body is down but they are working on a solution.
The division is looking into international recruitment to boost numbers.
Hurton adds with less students there will be five and a half less teachers, but no one has been let go.
Due to retirements the division actually had to hire more teachers.