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Summer School Back In Seattle Public Schools

Summer school will be back in session on a limited basis in Seattle Public Schools after it was cut from the budget two years ago. District College and Career Readiness Coordinator Janet Blanford said this summer, high school students who have fallen behind on credits will be able to take language arts, geometry and algebra classes at Chief Sealth International, Cleveland and Roosevelt high schools. She said 11th and 12th graders will get priority enrollment.

Budget pressures led the district to end its popular summer school program after the 2010 session. Blanford said Families and Education Levy funding has allowed the district to reinstate the highest-demand classes. She said the district is still working out the details, but plans to have space for about 225 students.

Year started with KUOW: 2008