12-16-2014 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #52


Title
Titusville High School NJROTC field trip to Paris Island, South Carolina

Discussion
Titusville High School NJROTC Unit request approval to conduct a field trip to South Carolina to visit Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Paris Island from February 25-27, 2015.  Titusville NJROTC will conduct the trip with 50 cadets and five chaperones.  At Paris Island they will be staying in open squad bays accompanied by their instructor and chaperones.  Meals will be served in MCRD dining facilities.  THS NJROTC is providing an excellent opportunity for 50 cadets to learn and observe the history and process of military induction and gain a greater understanding of our naval history.  They will tour the most prestigious Recruit Depot in the country.  They will have the opportunity to observe a morning flag raising and awards ceremony, recruit graduation, and participate in the obstacle and confidence courses.  Marine Drill Instructors will serve as the official guides.  Transportation will be provided via Vassas charter bus service.  Lodging will be provided by MCRD Paris Island at no cost.  Cadets and chaperones will be staying in two Marine Recruit Squad Bays (one for the males and one for the females).  Cadets have conducted two fundraisers to fund this trip.  There is no cost to the District.  Students will miss two school days.

Recommendation
Approve Titusville High School NJROTC field trip to Paris Island, South Carolina, February 25-27, 2015.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 12/16/2014
Consent after Information1/20/2015

Authority for Action
Policy and Procedures 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

Gary Preisser, Principal, Titusville High School

Dr. Laura Rhinehart, North Area Superintendent, 269-3826