Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/16/2019 - 3:30 PM
Category: Consent Calendar
Type: Action
Subject: 11.4 CURRICULUM: Overnight Field Trip Request for Two Heritage High School Future Farmers of America Students to Attend the Sacramento Leadership Experience in Sacramento, California, February 19-23, 2019 (funded through Heritage High School's Associated Student Body Funds in the Amount of $350 per Person, not the General Fund)
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Summary: Heritage High School’s Agriculture teacher, Jeremiah Perotti, is requesting Board approval for two Heritage High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) students to attend the Sacramento Leadership Experience, on February 19-23, 2019. This is California's FFA Capstone Leadership Conference. This year there are seventy-five (75) of the top graduating senior FFA members who have been invited to participate. Students step into the role of one of California's State legislators, they are assigned a specific California district and spend four days in Sacramento. During their time in Sacramento students learn and participate in the following activities:

•Recall the structure and three branches of government
•Discuss Capitalism vs. Socialism, Conservative and Liberal values, and Fiscal vs. Social policy
•Analyze the effect of demographics and socioeconomic on voting and policy
•Define the steps from which a bill becomes a law
•Research and debate critical issues in agriculture, environment, food and education
•Create key messages and prepare for legislative visits
•Discuss Senate and Assembly mock legislation and engage in mock lobbying
•Move bills through the legislative process, including policy and fiscal committee hearings
•Debate mock bills in the State Assembly or Senate Chambers
•Engage in reflection sessions focusing on Doing, Learning, Earning and Serving

Heritage High School has two FFA members who have qualified to participate in the Sacramento Leadership Experience. They will be transported by their parents and will have 2 adult chaperones. The estimated cost is $350 per person, including conference materials, lodging and meals.
Funding: The cost for this item is fully funded through the Heritage High School Associated Student Body (ASB) funds.
Recommendation: It is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the overnight field trip request for Heritage High School's Future Farmers of America students to attend the Sacramento Leadership Experience in Sacramento, California, February 19-23, 2019.
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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 Heritage High School's Future Farmers of America students to attend the Sacramento Leadership Experience in Sacramento, California, February 19-23, 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