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A-R Board discusses senior class trip

November 27, 2012
By Michael Tidemann - Staff Writer , Estherville Daily News

ARMSTRONG - The Armstrong-Ringsted Board of Education Monday night mulled options for a spring senior trip.

Superintendent Matt Berninghaus noted that over the past three years former A-R students who are currently seniors had raised about $10,500 toward their trip. That compares with $1,800 raised by former NSK students. Berninghaus said he had recommended to seniors that due to the difference they keep their money separate.

Berninghaus also recommended to the board Monday night that former A-R and NSK students go on separate trips with board approval of the two trips at the same time. He also recommended that students miss no more than two days of school for the trip.

As for the future, Berninghaus said he would recommend reducing senior trips to a day trip with no overnight stay. He pointed out that students already have the option of taking trips through organizations.

When board member Jim Boyer asked about making it a board policy that there be no overnight trips, Berninghaus said he could check with the Iowa Association of School Boards regarding such policies.

And when board member Karen Ann Thackery asked how students felt about two separate trips, Berninghaus said that idea was based on the amount of money each class had raised.

Boyer asked if all students could take the same trip, and Berninghaus said that might be a possibility.



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