03-11-2014 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #28


Title
Cocoa Beach Junior Senior High School band trip to Savannah, Georgia

Discussion

Cocoa Beach Junior Senior High School is requesting permission to travel to historic Savannah, Georgia during the Savannah Music Festival, a month long event celebrating music from all levels (school groups, amateur and professional) and genre (folk, jazz, world music, popular and classical).  Their group will consist of 28 members including four chaperones(male and female) who are registered as overnight/out of county approved chaperones through Brevard County School District.

Cost of the trip is $325.00 per person and students have been fundraising throughout the year to offset costs for the trip; no school or district funds will be used.  While this trip is not a mandatory event, students are encouraged to participate as it provides cultural and memorable experiences many will never have otherwise.  Students are presented with multiple opportunities to raise the money to pay for their trip costs as they believe no child should ever be excluded because of inability to pay.  Included in the trip cost is motor coach, lodging, breakfast and dinner for each of the three days and all event admissions.  Students will need to pay only for lunches for the three days and they will keep those costs under $8.00 - $10.00 per meal.  The group will travel by motor coach from Brevard County School's approved list of motor coach companies.  Students will depart from Cocoa Beach Junior Senior High on the morning of Friday, March 21, 2014 and return to Cocoa Beach Junior Senior High on Monday, March 24, 2014.  Students will miss only one day of school and will return to Cocoa Beach during the school district's Spring Break allowing ample time for students to have family time and a break from school work and homework before returning to school after Spring Break.  The students will travel as a group to all events and will be housed at a hotel in Savannah's Historic District with boys and girls on separate floors.



Recommendation
Approve Cocoa Beach Junior Senior High school band trip to Savannah, Georgia, March 21-24, 2014.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 3/11/2014

Authority for Action
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

Tim Cool, Principal, Cocoa Beach Junior Senior High School, 783-1776

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