10-27-2015 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #27


Title
Heritage High School Marching Band Trip to Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina

Discussion

The Heritage High School Marching "Panther" Band is requesting School Board approval to travel to Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on October 30 - November 1, 2015.  The band has been invited to participate in the Winston-Salem State University Homecoming Parade, scholarship auditions and awards, football game, special "post-game" performance by the Heritage Band, and campus tour.

Approximately 90 students and 14 chaperones plan to travel by charter bus.  The group plans to leave Heritage High School at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, and return at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 1.  The group will spend the night of Saturday, October 31, at the LaQuinta Inn in Winston-Salem, NC.  No school days will be missed.

The cost for students and chaperones will be $125 per person which will cover the cost of transportation, hotel accommodations, and meals.  A scholarship program is in place to cover the cost for students who need financial assistance.  Funds for the scholarship program have been raised at four car washes and a donation was received from Florida Institute of Technology.  There will be no cost to the District to conduct this trip.



Recommendation
Approve the trip request by the Heritage High School Marching Band to travel to Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on October 30 - November 1, 2015.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/13/2015
Consent after Information10/27/2015

Authority for Action
Procedures & 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

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Contact

Dr. John Harris -- Principal, Heritage High School -- 321-722-4178

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




Attachment:  Heritage High Band to Winston-Salem State University, NC - Oct-Nov 2015.pdf