11-17-2009 Organization of the Board-Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #49


Title
Jackson Middle School 8th Grade Field Trip to Washington, DC (Cambridge and Quest Program)

Discussion

Jackson Middle School 8th grade (Cambridge and Quest program students) will travel to Washington, DC April 10 -14, 2010.  This field trip will provide excellent opportunities for cross curricular extension studies, with emphasis on history, science, reading and learn and serve projects.  They will focus on helping students develop the attitudes and skills needed to be informed and engaged citizens.  Students will be exposed to monuments, historical landmarks and documents, and science in the making. Students will be participating in Learn and Serve Projects while in Washington, DC.   This will include 70 students, 5 teachers, and fingerprinted registered parent chaperones.  Participants will travel by charter bus provided by Travel Lynx Inc a school approved Transportation Company.  Participants will be staying at the Hilton Crystal City on the nights of April 10th, 11th, & 12th.  Students will be sleeping on the bus on Wednesday April 14th (arrival back at Jackson early Wednesday morning). Students are conducting fundraising activities from November to March to defer the individual expenses.  Estimated cost per student will be $225.00 



Recommendation
Approve the Field Trip to Washington, DC for Jackson Middle School 8th Grade (Cambridge and Quest Program Students).

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/17/2009
Consent after Information12/8/2009

Authority for Action
Procedures and 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

James Hickey, Principal, Jackson Middle School 269-1812

Ronald R. Bobay, Area IV Superintendent, 269-3826




Attachment:  20091105084600.pdf