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Parents, students want to save boys’ soccer program

Over 35 concerned parents and students attended the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board meeting Monday, Feb. 13, to show support for the boys’ soccer program.
GSL Activity Director Dean Schwirtz met with parents and students Feb. 6 to express safety concerns about the future of the boys’ program.
The program has struggled in recent years. Numbers have declined drastically from 38 participants in 2011 to 19 in 2016.
The program had been paired with Sibley East, until the Sibley East district discontinued transportation funding around 2014, which made it difficult for players to arrange their own transportation to attend practice and games.
The program has had five coaches in the last seven years, with practices sometimes being canceled due to coach inavailability.

For the full story, see the Feb. 15 edition of The McLeod County Chronicle.