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District 153 summer program draws 325 students 

The demand for summer school was so overwhelming that District 153 has a waiting list this year.

The district will have 40 teachers and 15 assistants staffing two sessions of summer school to serve 200 general education students and 125 special education students. The district sent notes to families giving them the option of summer school for their children and within 24 hours the district had filled every spot. 

“We got an overwhelming response when we reached out to them. Those are students that we really wanted to come. We invited them so that . . .

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