Riverhead schools: Board to vote on field trips for student clubs, NJROTC

10/09/2012 2:30 PM |

COURTESY PHOTO | The Riverhead NJROTC drill team during a meet last year.

The Riverhead school board will vote on resolutions to approve four out-of-state or overnight field trips for the 2012-13 school year at its meeting Tuesday night, according to the session’s agenda.

The first trip request is to allow 40 cadets from the district’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program to participate in a drill meet competition in Bethel, Conn. on Nov. 17. Last year, the team earned five first place awards in the regional competition, which was also in Bethel.

The trip would cost the district no more than $1,200, according to the resolution.

A second field trip would let four qualifying students from the high school’s Varsity Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams participate in the Brown University Invitation in PRovidence, R.I. Attending the meet on October 20 would cost the district no more than $1,000.

About 45 students from the district’s seventh and eighth grade French Clubs and 10 adults would take a weekend trip to Quebec City, Canada in the spring, if the board approves the resolution.

The clubs would leave on a Friday, March 22, and return Monday, March 25. The trip would cost the school $750 for a school nurse to attend.

The final trip for approval is for the high school chamber choir, jazz ensemble and chamber orchestra to perform at the Disney Candlelight Processional in April. The trip for the roughly 100 students would cost $2,500 for a school nurse, substitute teachers and bus transportation for the students and chaperones to Islip airport.

The board will also vote to amend language in the March 2011 agreement between the district and the Riverhead Central Faculty Association to fit external auditors suggestions, superintendent Nancy Carney said. The change in language will have “absolutely no financial impact” on the district or on its teachers, she said.

The school board’s meeting is open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

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