03-10-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #28


Title
Field Trip: Edgewood JSHS to Columbia Scholastic Press Association Conference Manhattan, NY

Discussion

The current and next year's Newspaper and Yearbook editors, along with the director of design are planning to attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Annual Conference at Columbia University, Manhattan, New York, March 18-20, 2009.  Two chaperones, one female, the teacher sponsor and one male, a Brevard County substitute teacher who is also a freelance videographer.  The group will travel by air leaving from the Orlando International Airport and will travel by taxi in New York.  The group will be staying at a hotel close to the event and will be either walking or traveling by taxi to and from the hotel to Columbia University. 

Students and chaperones will take part in the conference that will cover many of the Sunshine State Standards.  The trip will be funded by Taylor Publishing who is paying the registration fees, chaperone's airfare, school's substitute for the teacher, and hotel charges.  Parents have read the cost break-down for airfare and all are able and willing to pay for their students.  Taxi fees will be paid out of the Yearbook fund.  Students are only responsible for bringing spending money.



Recommendation
Approve the request for the Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School Newspaper and Yearbook editors, five (5) students and two (2) chaperones, to attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Annual Conference at Columbia University, Manhattan, NY on March 18-20, 2009.  The students will miss three (3) days of school.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/24/2009
Consent after Information3/10/2009

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

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Contact
Dr. Kenneth Winn, Principal, 454-1030
Sandra Demmon, Area III Superintendent  633-1000, x411


Attachment:  Columbia Scholastic Press Conference 09.pdf