Thursday, November 11, 2010

School Board: Greece Too Dangerous for Middle School Students

Westbrook’s School Committee has determined that Greece is too dangerous a
locale for an upcoming student trip. A group of Westbrook Middle School students
hoped to spend April vacation marveling at ancient Greek architecture, but will
settle for Spain after the school committee denied the trip
request. Seventh-grade teachers Sarah Bouchard and Steve Moulen brought a
proposal to the committee meeting on Nov. 3 requesting permission to bring 11
students on a trip to Italy and Greece during April vacation in 2011. However,
committee members voiced disapproval, worrying that anti-American sentiment
could place the students in danger.
- John C.L. Morgan

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