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February 25, 2020 Regular School Board Meeting
Title
Field Trip - Heritage High School's A Cappella Show Choir(s) to Douglasville, Georgia and if qualified to New York City, New York
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 02/25/2020
Consent Type
Without Information
Discussion

Heritage High School's A Cappella show choirs, approximately 28 to 50 students, will be competing on Feb. 22nd for qualification to compete at the 2020 ICHSA South Semifinal at New Manchester High School in Douglasville, Georgia on March 7, 2020, and if qualified at semifinals, to compete at the 2020 International Championship of High School A Cappella Finals in New York, New York on April 17th. Students will be accompanied by four BPS female employees and three registered volunteers (one female/two male) to travel to Douglasville, Georgia on March 6-8, 2020. Depending on the number of travelers, transportation will provided by vans rented through BPS approved vendor, Enterprise, driven by BPS employees along with private vehicles driven by registered volunteers, or by approved BTM coaches. The group will depart from Heritage High School on Friday, March 6, 2020 at approximately 8:00 a.m. and arrive in Lithia Springs, GA at approximately 6:00 p.m. They will return on Sunday, March 8th at approximately 10:00 pm. Lodging will be provided at the Springhill Suites by Marriott Six Flags, 960 Bob Arnold Blvd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122. Students will also have opportunity to tour local sites such as the Civil Rights Museum, CNN studios and the World of Coca Cola. Trip costs will range from $229-$272 which includes transportation, lodging, food and admissions. Students will miss one school day (March 6, 2020). Funds to support trip costs are available through approved fundraisers held throughout the year. THERE IS NO COST TO THE DISTRICT for either trip. An itinerary and event information is attached.

Travel arrangements for the 2020 International Championship in New York, New York will be made once qualification is determined. Tentative travel dates are April 15-19, 2020.  Students will possibly miss three school days (April 15-17, 2020) depending on transportation method. 

Recommendation

Approve the request of Heritage High School's A Cappella Show Choirs, approximately 28-50 students accompanied by four female BPS employees and three registered volunteers (one female/two male), to travel to Douglasville, Georgia to compete in the 2020 ICHSA South Semifinal at New Manchester High School on March 6-8, 2020 and if qualified, travel and compete in the 2020 International Championship of High School A Cappella Finals in New York, New York on April 15-19, 2020.

Authority for Action
Procedures and Criteria for Field Trips
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No
Source of Funding

Other Sources
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
20 TBD YES 800 2311 203010 9800 330 000
Legal Counsel Review
No
Contact
Dr. John Harris, Principal, Heritage High School (321) 722-4178 Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Leading & Learning (321) 633-1000, Ext. 11300
Attachments
Heritage High School Choir Trip information & itinerary.pdf
Heritage High School A Cappella Choirs Event Information.pdf
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