Students enrolled in the French immersion program at L.V. Rogers received some disappointing news this week: their annual trip to Bordeaux, France has been cancelled.
“The trip is planned for early March, and the students would return in the first part of spring,” superintendent Jeff Jones wrote in a news release. “While I continue to support international travel as a valuable learning opportunity for students, I must also take into consideration the safety of our students and staff.”
Jones noted that following the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, French authorities declared a country-wide state of emergency.
“If parents and students wish to contemplate a later departure date it may give us more time to monitor the situation over a longer period of time.”
Jones said parents have “mixed feelings” about the trip, and he understands everyone’s disappointment.
“Regarding any other international travel, we will continue to monitor world events and make decisions based on each individual application.”