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GSL ready for students to return to school Tuesday

A year ago, staff with the GSL School District was scrambling to complete construction projects before students came back to school.
This year, the hectic hustle and bustle of a year ago is a memory the school district doesn’t need to revisit.
The learning space in Glencoe-Silver Lake school buildings is ready for the return of students Tuesday, Sept. 4. Small punch-list items are being completed but the classrooms and learning space for students and staff is ready to go. Teachers are back this week preparing for the school year to come.
“The buildings look great. Our custodial staff has done a great job of getting things ready to go,” said Superintendent Chris Sonju.
Based on estimates formed over the summer, the district is expecting the return of about 1,617 students next week, a slight increase over last year. Sonju and his staff will be waiting a week or so to determine whether the number of students expected to arrive actually showed up. Unexpected changes can impact staffing, he said. The district is expecting 120 kindergarten students, some with special education needs. The incoming class is larger than previous kindergarten classes. The addition of a sixth space would require the creative use of existing space, he said.

Read the full story in the Aug. 29 edition of The Chronicle.