10-27-2009 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #24

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 13-15, 2009.  The team has been traveling to Georgia annually for a fall race since 1994 to compete against some of the best schools in the southeast.

Approximately 40-50 students and five (5) adult chaperones plan to travel by charter bus to Augusta, Georgia.  They plan to leave Melbourne High School at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, November 13, 2009.  The group will stay at the Ramada Inn in Augusta.  The race will be held on Saturday, November 14.  The group will depart Augusta at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Saturday to return to Melbourne.  They will arrive in Melbourne between midnight and 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 15.  One (1) day of school will be missed (November 13).

The cost of approximately $150 per participant will cover transportation, hotel and food.  Yearbook/calendar ad sales and car wash pre-sale tickets will allow crew members to raise funds for this trip. Team funds will pay for boat transportation and entry fees.  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 13-15, 2009, to participate in The Head of the South Regatta.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/13/2009
Consent after Information10/27/2009

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 -- 952-5880

Cyndi Van Meter, Area I Superintendent -- 254-0340

Attachment:  MHS Crew Team to Augusta, GA Nov 2009.pdf