02-10-2015 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #53


Title
Merritt Island High Band trip to Atlanta, Georgia

Discussion
Merritt Island High School is requesting permission to travel to Atlanta, Georgia during March in order to perform at Six Flags.  Their group will consist of 55 members including five chaperones, who are registered as overnight/out of county approved chaperones through Brevard County School District.  Cost of the trip is $578.00 per person and students have been fundraising to offset the cost of the trip. No school or district funds will be used.  Students are presented with multiple opportunities to raise money to pay for their trip costs, as they believe no child should be excluded due to their inability to pay.  Included in the trip cost is bus transportation, lodging, event admission and meals.  The group will travel by charter bus.  Students will depart from Merritt Island High on the evening of Friday, March 20, and will return to Merritt Island High on Tuesday March 24, 2015 around 4:00 a.m.  Students will not miss any school days as this is during Spring Break.  The students will travel as a group to all events and will be housed at a hotel in the Atlanta Metro area.   

Recommendation
Approve the Merritt Island High School Band trip to Atlanta, Georgia to perform at Six Flags, March 20 - March 24, 2015. 

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/10/2015
Consent after Information2/24/2015

Authority for Action
Procedures and Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Mollie Vega, Principal, Merritt Island High School, 454-1000

Dr. Laura Rhinehart, North Area Superintendent, 269-3826