12-13-2016 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #33


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Field Trip - Titusville High School NJROTC Orienteering Team to Participate in the National Orienteering Championships, Red Top Mountain, GA, February 18-19, 2017.

Discussion

The Titusville High School NJROTC Orienteering Team has qualified for the 2017 Navy National Orienteering Championships. Orienteering is a competitive sport that involves navigation over unfamiliar terrain with a map and compass. Orienteers use a myriad of problem solving skills and experience to choose the fastest route.

The National Orienteering Championships will be held at Red Top Mountain, Georgia on February 18-19, 2017. The group will depart Titusville on Friday, February 17, 2017 and return on Sunday, February 19, 2017.  Lodging will be at the Best Western Garden Inn & Suites, 5663 Highway 20 NE, Cartersville, GA. While at Red Top Mountain, cadets will visit the Etowah Indian Mounds State Historical Site. Students will miss one day of school for this trip.

Approximately 18 cadets,  one school board employee/ chaperone (1st Sgt. Effard Henson, Teacher/Naval Science Instructor)  and five A+ chaperones will travel in three rental vans driven by the A+ volunteers with six cadets per van.

The approximate cost of the  trip is $5130 ($2400 - Lodging, $1260 - Food, $420  - Van Rentals, $450 - Gas,  and $600 for Competition Entry Fees.)  Cadets have conducted a candy fundraiser, raising over $6000 and will conduct three more fundraisers prior to the events and are expecting to raise an additional $10,000 (which will also cover costs for an additional field trip). There will be no cost to the school board for this trip.




Recommendation

Approve the Titusville High School NJROTC Orienteering team to participate in  the 2017 Navy National Orienteering Championships, in Red Top Mountain, Georgia on February 18-19, 2017.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/22/2016
Consent after Information12/13/2016

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

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Contact

Mr. Gary Preisser, Principal, Titusville High School - 264-3100

Dr. Laura C. Rhinehart, Assistant Superintendent - x300




Attachment:  NJROTC Itinerary to Red Top Mountain, Georgia.pdf