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Over 21,000 students enrolled online: CBE

Last Updated Aug 26, 2020 at 11:06 am MST

The office of the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) in downtown Calgary on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The CBE is the basis of majority of Calgary public schools. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/660 NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is reporting over 21,000 students have signed up for online learning so far.

The numbers equate to about 16 per cent of CBE students who will take part in the distance learning program.

Despite the registration deadline already passing, that number could change though as parents have one week left to keep to withdraw from the online hub.

Parents can’t switch to in-person learning until February, but the board said it may revisit that deadline in December.

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In comparison, The Edmonton Public School Board reported around 30 per cent of its students have signed up for online learning.

Meanwhile, The Calgary Catholic School Division had over 5,000 students register as of last week. The division said it had to add a second registration period in September to deal with demand.

The CBE said families who have registered for the online hub will receive a confirmation email from their school on Friday with next steps.