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GSL students may start packing, fundraising for overseas trip

A month after the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board put a proposed overseas trip for students, faculty and adult chaperones on hold over concerns about insurance coverage, the board not only OK’d the trip but agreed to cover the indemnification.
Monday, Oct. 8, the board voted 5-1 to approve a 13-day trip to Italy and Greece in June of 2021. The board also agreed the school district would pay an additional $2,500 in liability coverage atop the insurance provided by Education First Tours. Director Jamie Alsleben, the school board’s chairman, cast the dissenting vote without explanation.
The approval allows social studies teacher Brea Wiblemo to begin recruiting potential students who will be upperclassmen for the trip in the spring of 2021 and plan fundraising efforts. The trip to Italy and Greece will cost $5,155 ($156 per month) while the trip to France and Spain will cost $4,000 ($121 per month). Students on the trip can earn a half-credit in social studies.

(For the complete story, see the Oct. 10 print edition of The Chronicle.)