ALTON - Alton School District Superintendent Dr. Kristie Baumgartner said today that the district is off "to a fantastic start."

"It was so wonderful to welcome students this morning," she said in a statement.

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"You could certainly feel the excitement in the air."

Alton School District started classes on Wednesday at all levels.

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