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   More than 20,000 students attended classes on the first day of school in the city of St. Louis Monday.  

   Based on preliminary data, the district reports 20,055 students on the first day, down just over 200 from last year.  

   But Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Adams says the district was still enrolling students at several schools Monday and will most likely continue to do so over the next few days.  

   Monday’s attendance figures do not include more than 2,000 preschool children.  The first day of classes for SLPS students in preschool will be Monday, August 19.

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   Monday is the first day of school for public school students in the city of St. Louis.  And 20 district officials spent their Sunday morning in church, delivering a message to families, it's critical for children to attend school when classes begin.  

   Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Adams delivered his message to congregants at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in north St. Louis.

   "The data shows the students who are in school on the first day have a dramatic difference in terms of achievement and attendance," Adams said.

   Adams also told church-goers that the state isn't doing enough to help the unaccredited Riverview Gardens and Normandy school districts, which he predicts will go bankrupt by January.  

   This is the first time in five years that the St. Louis Public Schools have begun the school year as an accredited district.

 

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