10-09-2012 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #26

Melbourne High School Crew Team Trip to Augusta, Georgia


The Melbourne High School Crew Team is requesting School Board approval to participate in the Head of the South Regatta in Augusta, Georgia, on November 9-11, 2012.  The team has been traveling to Georgia annually for the past 16 years to race against some of the best programs in the southeast.

Approximately 45 students and eight chaperones/coaches plan to travel by charter bus to Augusta, Georgia.  They plan to leave Melbourne High School at approximately 5:00 a.m. on Friday, November 9, and arrive at the regatta site at approximately 1:00 p.m.  The group will stay at the Hampton Inn in Augusta, Georgia.  The races will be held on Saturday, November 10.  The group will depart Augusta at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and arrive back in Melbourne between midnight and 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 11.  One day of school will be missed (Friday, November 9).

The cost of $150 per student will cover transportation, hotel room and food.  Yearbook/calendar ad sales and car wash ticket sales will allow crew members to raise funds for this trip.  There will be no cost to the District.

Approve the field trip request by the Melbourne High School Crew Team to travel to Augusta, Georgia, on November 9-11, 2012, to participate in the Head of the South Regatta.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 9/25/2012
Consent after Information10/9/2012

Authority for Action
Procedures & 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


James M. Willcoxon, Principal, Melbourne High School -- 321-952-5880

Mark W. Mullins, South Area Superintendent -- 321-254-0340

Attachment:  Melbourne High Crew Team Trip to Augusta, GA - Nov 2012.pdf