Passports, Please! Board OKs Overseas STEM Travel

Passports, Please! Board OKs Overseas STEM TravelPOTTSTOWN PA – Add one more excursion to the travel list already approved by the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors for the district’s 2014-2015 academic year.

Board members in July – before adjourning for their summer break – authorized a list of nine destinations for which students had permission to be bound. Some were as close as Boyertown and Kutztown PA, and some much farther away in Germany and Spain. All were for educational purposes. The costs of almost all were to be paid by students themselves.

A 10th trip, this one to England and Switzerland from June 20 to July 1, 2015, was similarly approved by directors last Tuesday (Aug 12). It is focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning, and is estimated to cost $5,000 per person. All of the expenses will again be paid for by students, Superintendent Shellie Feola told the board.

More details on the trip, and about any fund-raising events that may help support it, are expected in coming months.

Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ Aug. 12 meeting):

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