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School: Asylum Seekers and School Board

school: The news is worrying to Montreal-area French school boards because they're running out of classrooms and specialized teachers to properly absorb the newcomers, according to National Observer. If there are more arrivals this summer than we had in the last few months, we don't have enough space, not enough classes, said Catherine Harel Bourdon, president of Montreal's largest school board. Quebec received some 25,000 asylum seekers overall at regular and irregular border crossings last year and many were families with young children. ; And with more than 6,000 new arrivals already this year, some officials are predicting the numbers will only rise over the summer. Harel Bourdon says the school board has received some 1,300 asylum seekers in the past three years. And her school board isn't the only one feeling the pressure. In the first three months of 2018 alone, there have been 250 new students entering welcome classes the equivalent of a little school, she said. ( As reported in the news.