Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/16/2019 - 3:30 PM
Category: Consent Calendar
Type: Action
Subject: 11.3 CURRICULUM: Out-of-State Field Trip Request for Paloma Valley High School NJROTC Cadets to Attend the Navy Nationals in Pensacola, Florida, April 3-8, 2019 (funded through the NJROTC Associated Student Body Fund in the Amount of $16,821.22, not the General Fund)
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Summary: Master Sergeant Frank Puebla and Commander Thomas Garcia, Paloma Valley High School's NJROTC Instructors, have submitted a request to send 50 cadets to represent Paloma Valley High School (PVHS) at the NJROTC Nationals at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, that will be held April 4-10, 2019. Recently, the PVHS NJROTC qualified at regionals to attend the Nationals in Pensacola, Florida. This year is the fourth time in the history of the PVHS NJROTC program in which they rated an invitation to Nationals in Florida.

The NJROTC Nationals remain the most comprehensive test of overall JROTC training and performance in existence today. This year, many of the nation's finest NJROTC units from each of the eleven Navy Areas will make themselves a part of this exciting academic, athletic and drill competition. No competition in the world of JROTC provides a better test of all-around program quality and esprit-de-corps than the "Navy Nationals."

The schools selected to attend are nominated by their Navy Area Managers, usually based on top finishes at area/state level competitions with similar rules and guidelines or possibly strong programs with a hunger to compete against the best.

Transportation has been arranged via Southwest Airlines at a discounted rate of $750 per cadet but is less due to fundraising efforts. The group will fly from Los Angeles Airport to New Orleans, Louisiana, where a charter bus, paid for through the NJROTC Program Office will provide transportation to the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.

This is an overnight field trip of five nights, with 50 students, and 5 adult chaperones. Transportation will be provided via District bussing from Paloma Valley High School to the Los Angeles International Airport, then via charter transportation as mentioned above. All expenses will be paid from the NJROTC ASB Account and by student fundraising.
Funding: The cost for this item is included in the 2018-19 operating budget funded through the PVHS NJROTC Associated Student Body fund.
Recommendation: It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the overnight field trip request for Paloma Valley High School NJROTC Cadets to attend the Navy Nationals in Pensacola, Florida, April 3-8, 2019.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Charles Newman - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Grant Bennett - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Randy Freeman Moved, Member Dr. Jose Luis Araux seconded to approve the Original motion 'It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the overnight field trip request for Paloma Valley High School NJROTC Cadets to attend the Navy Nationals in Pensacola, Florida, April 3-8, 2019.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
   
David Nelissen     Yes
Dr. Jose Luis Araux     Yes
Anthony T. Stafford, Sr.     Yes
Edward Garcia, Jr.     Yes
Randy Freeman     Yes