Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/17/2018 - 3:00 PM
Category: Consent Calendar
Type: Action
Subject: 11.9 CURRICULUM: Overnight Field Trip Request for Heritage High School's Varsity Boys Basketball Team to Visit Vanguard University of Southern California, in Costa Mesa, California, November 9-11, 2018 (funded through Heritage High School Boys Basketball Associated Student Body fund in the amount of $1,040, not the General Fund)
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Summary: Andrew Ellis, Heritage High School (HHS) math teacher and basketball coach, is requesting approval for the Boys Varsity Basketball team to visit Vanguard University of Southern California, November 9-11, 2018.

Vanguard University is ranked 59th for colleges in the Western Region and their men’s and women’s basketball teams are ranked in the top five in the nation. The HHS Basketball team would have an opportunity to tour the university as well as experience a top-level college basketball game.

This is a great opportunity for the boys to experience a college atmosphere both as students and athletes, as well as spark their interest in pursuing college after high school. It is an ideal way for the student athletes to see how college players balance academics and athletics at such high levels. The team will be playing with the Vanguard team in both practices and games, and will end their trip by watching one of the college competition games.

Coaches Andrew Ellis and Abraham Gaytan will be supervising the 14 players. Coaches will travel with contact information, insurance, and all medical clearance forms for each player. The team will be staying at the La Quinta Inn in Costa Mesa. Estimated total costs of $65 per person will be covered by the HHS Boys’ Basketball Associated Student Body (ASB) account.
Funding: The cost for this item is being paid through Heritage High School Boys' Basketball Associated Student Body (ASB) fund, not the general fund.
Recommendation: It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the overnight field trip request for Heritage High School's Varsity Boys Basketball team to travel to Vanguard University of Southern California, in Costa Mesa, California, on November 9-11, 2018.
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Signed By:
Charles Newman - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Grant Bennett - Superintendent