School leaders from the Rescue Union School District left for China this week to spend 10 days touring schools in Hangzhou, China, a symbol of reciprocity after a large delegation of school-age children from Hangzhou attended classes at Rescue Union schools and stayed with Rescue Union families in September 2016.
The team includes Superintendent David Swart, board member Suzanna George and principals Michele Miller from Jackson, Kathy Miracle from Lakeview and Bruce Peters from Lake Forest. Swart said the team is not using district funds to pay for the trip.
“This first trip will pave the way for future visits,” Swart told Village Life. “We will see schools behind the scenes. It will be a wonderful educational opportunity.”