Central Montcalm students OK’d to travel to Europe


By Lori Hansen • Last Updated 10:15 am on Wednesday, September 19, 2012

STANTON — Art and language arts students at Central Montcalm Public School will have the opportunity for a European trip.

The school board voted 7-0 Monday night to approve a 10-day trip from March 27 to April 1, 2014.

“This would be our second trip working with Karen Paulsen of Greenville Public Schools. We did it two years ago and it worked very well,” said language arts teacher Sheena Sanders.

The trip, at a cost of $3,308, would be open to art and language students, according to Sanders.

“I would approve of this trip, but have huge concerns over the expired liability certificate (included in the packet),” said board member Bill Collins.

Sanders explained the certificate was used only as an example.

“You want your paperwork up to date,” Collins said.

Sanders and art teacher Laura Ruggles said the trip would bring lessons in foreign language, immersion in art, and much more.

Eleven students took the previous trip and six students will be meet the criteria for completion of a second year art or language study.

“I will vote for it with the stipulation the liability insurance is updated,” Collins said.

Board Vice President Bill Simpson proposed a motion and Collins seconded it. The trip was approved.

In other business, the board approved a school district tax levy for 2012 and adopted a district School Improvement Plan for 2012-2013.

 Lori Hansen is a Greenville-area resident.

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