10-28-2008 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #29

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 7-9, 2008.  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 30-40 students and six (6) 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 7, 2008.  The group will stay at the Ramada Inn in Augusta.  The race will be held on Saturday, November 8, and the group will depart Augusta at approximately 5:30 p.m. to return to Melbourne.  They will arrive in Melbourne between midnight and 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 9.  One (1) day of school will be missed (November 7).

The cost of approximately $170 per participant will cover transportation, hotel and food.  Yearbook/calendar ad sales and car washes 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 7-9, 2008, to participate in The Head of the South Regatta.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/14/2008
Consent after Information10/28/2008

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
Fred Keeney, Athletic Director, Melbourne High School, 952-5880

Attachment:  Melbourne High Crew Trip to Georgia Nov 2008.pdf