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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query-continue>
    <recentchanges rccontinue="2017-08-09T20:21:31Z|11290" />
  </query-continue>
  <query>
    <recentchanges>
      <rc type="log" ns="130" title="SSPS:ESE Data Entry Elements" rcid="11300" pageid="0" revid="0" old_revid="0" timestamp="2017-09-20T20:30:03Z" />
      <rc type="edit" ns="130" title="SSPS:Home" rcid="11299" pageid="806" revid="13444" old_revid="13443" timestamp="2017-09-20T20:29:36Z" />
      <rc type="edit" ns="130" title="SSPS:Home" rcid="11298" pageid="806" revid="13443" old_revid="13442" timestamp="2017-09-20T20:28:15Z" />
      <rc type="log" ns="130" title="SSPS:Senate Bill 1108" rcid="11297" pageid="0" revid="0" old_revid="0" timestamp="2017-09-20T20:27:38Z" />
      <rc type="edit" ns="130" title="SSPS:Home" rcid="11296" pageid="806" revid="13442" old_revid="13441" timestamp="2017-09-20T20:18:23Z" />
      <rc type="edit" ns="130" title="SSPS:Home" rcid="11295" pageid="806" revid="13441" old_revid="13439" timestamp="2017-09-05T13:51:55Z" />
      <rc type="log" ns="130" title="SSPS:Continuum of Services" rcid="11294" pageid="0" revid="0" old_revid="0" timestamp="2017-09-05T13:50:54Z" />
      <rc type="log" ns="130" title="SSPS:Safety and Supervision Resources" rcid="11293" pageid="0" revid="0" old_revid="0" timestamp="2017-09-05T13:49:52Z" />
      <rc type="log" ns="130" title="SSPS:Extended School Year" rcid="11292" pageid="0" revid="0" old_revid="0" timestamp="2017-09-05T13:48:57Z" />
      <rc type="log" ns="130" title="SSPS:Service Animals" rcid="11291" pageid="0" revid="0" old_revid="0" timestamp="2017-09-05T13:43:26Z" />
    </recentchanges>
  </query>
</api>