12-13-2016 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #32


Title
South East Interscholastic Championships - Pine Mountain, GA, January 14-15, 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.

In preparation for the Navy Nationals held in February, the NJROTC Orienteering Team plans to participate in the South East Interscholastic Championships (SEIS) to be held at Pine Mountain, Georgia on January 14-15, 2017.   The group will depart Titusville for SEIS on January 13, 2017 and return Sunday, January 15, 2017. Lodging will be at the Wingate by Wyndham, 103 Wingate Terrace, LaGrange, Georgia. While at the SEIS on Pine Mountain, cadets will visit Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Little White House."  Cadets will miss one school day during 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 to cover costs for both the SEIS and National Championships. There will be no cost to the school board for this trip.




Recommendation
Approve Titusville High School NJROTC cadets to participate in the South East Interscholastic Championships (SEIS) in Pine Mountain, Georgia on January 14-15, 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, Secondary Leading & Learning, x300




Attachment:  South East Interscholastic Championships - Information and Itinerary.pdf