The Saskatchewan government says more funding could soon be going to schools with rapidly rising student numbers.

Some school boards in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert are grappling with larger than expected enrolment increases this academic year.

School officials have been calling for a mid-year top-up in the province's annual grants to deal with the added costs associated with teaching the extra number of students.

Education Minister Russ Marchuk said the affected boards could see that money soon.

"By the end of November, we should have an agreed-upon formula to look at how best to deal with the current enrolment pressures," Marchuk said.

"Our ministry, as we speak, are working on a formula to address current year enrolments, and we're optimistic that that process will bear fruit."