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Pasco superintendent, county officials head to Germany



For the second time in four years, Pasco schools superintendent Kurt Browning is headed to Germany to learn more about industrial apprenticeships for high school students.

In 2013, Browning and School Board member Alison Crumbley paid their own way. This trip, taxpayer funds will pick up the superintendent's estimated $2,000 cost.

He'll join County Commission chairwoman Kathryn Starkey, county administrator Michele Baker and Pasco Economic Development Council executive director Bill Cronin on their travels to Germersheim, Germany. The county Tourist Development Council will pay the projected $3,000 per person for them.

Starkey has pushed the apprenticeship program since she served on the School Board.

Current School Board members approved Browning's travel expense at their most recent meeting. District spokeswoman Linda Cobbe said the district justifies the trip because the German city is "where the model is for what we're doing with AmSkills and Marchman." Read more about the program here.

Browning is scheduled to leave the country Tuesday and return the following Sunday.

[Last modified: Friday, April 8, 2016 12:35pm]


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