Regina Public Schools will have more than 100 Syrian refugee students enrolled in its schools by the end of February.
The division currently has 49 Syrian students attending elementary and high schools.
There are 38 English as Additional Language teachers split between all those students, and the additional 751 new students from outside of Canada, the division received this year.
Greg Enion, Director of Education with Regina Public Schools says the shortage of teachers puts a strain on the system.
“That is our challenge at this time. We don’t have any additional funding to put any other teachers in place, so we’ve tried to reallocate those teachers and resources towards where the highest level of need is.”
By the end of February, the school division expects to have roughly 108 Syrian refugee students enrolled.