08-25-2015 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #37


Title
Merritt Island High School Orchestra trip to Washington, DC

Discussion
Merritt Island High School Orchestra is requesting permission to travel to Washington, DC during Spring Break, 2016.  Approximately 35-40 students and 10 approved chaperones will be attending.  They will be performing at Arlington National Cemetery and then working with a clinician after the performance.  The cost of the trip will be approximately $673.00 per person and the students will be fundraising during the school year.  No school or district funds will be used.  Students are presented with multiple opportunities to raise money to pay for the cost of the trip, as they believe no child should be excluded for 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 18, 2016 and will return on March 22, 2016.  Students will not miss any school days.  The students will travel as a group to all events and will be housed at a hotel in Washington, DC. 

Recommendation
Approve the Merritt Island High School Orchestra trip to Washington, DC March 18 - 22, 2016.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 8/25/2015
Consent after Information9/8/2015

Authority for Action
Procedure 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 454-1000

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




Attachment:  MIHS Orchestra.pdf