09-13-2016 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #23

Jackson Middle School's Ivy League Program (8th graders) Field Trip to Washington, D.C. - April 8 - April 13, 2017


Andrew Jackson Middle School is requesting permission for their Ivy League Program (8th graders) to travel to Washington, D.C. during the 2016-2017 spring break.  The group will consist of up to 40 students, including seven chaperones. The chaperones are teachers, office clerks, and parents. The parents will be registered as overnight/out of county approved chaperones through the Brevard County school district.

The cost of the trip is $375 per person, and the students will be fundraising throughout the year to offset the costs for the trip. No school or district funds will be used. While this field trip is not mandatory, it is highly recommended that students try to attend. The trip will provide educational and cultural experiences that can only be found in our nation's capital. Included in the trip cost is bus transportation, three night's lodging and breakfasts, entry into Ford's Theatre for a play, the Holocaust museum, Smithsonian American History museum, the National Archives, Mount Vernon, a college tour of Georgetown, the Capitol building, and a few more museums and activities. Students will only need to pay for lunches and dinners, and the cost of meals will be kept under $15 by using the train station food court and other quick eateries.

Students will depart from Jackson Middle School on the evening of Saturday, April 8th, 2017, and return to Jackson Middle School on the morning of Thursday, April 13, 2017. Students will not miss any school days. Students will travel as a group to all events and activities and will be housed at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. Precautions will be taken to ensure the safety and security of all students.            


Approve Andrew Jackson Middle School's Ivy League Program (8th graders) field trip to Washington, D.C. on April 8 - 13, 2017.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 9/13/2016
Consent after Information9/27/2016

Authority for Action
Procedures and Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

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

Cost Center


Annetha Jones, Principal - 269-1812

Dr. Laura C. Rhinehart, Assistant Superintendent - x300

Attachment:  Washington DC itinerary 16 17.pdf