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Lisbon students headed for Fair Haven and Virginia Beach

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LISBON - One group of Lisbon Central School students will soon be camping in Fair Haven and another basking on Virginia Beach, Va., after both groups received field trip approval from the board of education Thursday.

Non-traditional students in Caroline R. Leakey’s 12:1:1 classroom were unanimously granted permission to travel in Enterprise vans to Fair Haven on June 8, for a two-night camping excursion at Fair Haven Beach State Park.

The trip, she said, will include fishing, swimming and hiking, as well as a double feature at Midway Drive-In Theatre in Minetto and a visit to Seabreeze Amusement Park in Rochester.

“While on our December overnight to Rochester, students asked when they will be doing this type of trip again,” Ms. Leakey said of her students, whom range from seventh to tenth grade and often spend three or four years within her classroom.

Ms. Leakey reported that the estimated cost total for the trip is $764.56, plus the cost of groceries. She said her class had received donations from the district’s Parent-Teacher-Student Association and conducted a Birthday Club fundraiser throughout the school year, but asked the board for the $467.56 necessary to rent the van transportation.

“It’s a hard working group. They deserve to go,” said Trustee J. Laurence “Larry” Doyle, making a motion to approve.

The second field trip is being arranged by The Parents Of Lisbon Senior Class 2012 and involves a charter bus transporting seniors to Virginia for a four-day jaunt May 25-May 28.

“As the senior class trip coordinator and chaperone, I am asking for your consent,” wrote Katherine M. Kelley in a letter presented to the board.

Members of the senior class have been working hard on meeting their goal of raising $16,000 for the trip, Mrs. Kelley said, including organizing a December craft fair in the school gymnasium, monthly bottle drives, dances, raffles, sales, and the Terry Parrett Comedy Hypnosis Show in late April.

An itinerary provided to the board includes a mystery dinner theater and a day trip to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va., and a beach day and aquarium visit in Virginia Beach.

The board also voted unanimously to approve the senior trip.

In other business, sports merger agreements were approved for varsity and modified boys and girls cross-country, indoor and spring track with Canton, and for girls lacrosse with Heuvelton.

Glenn Roberts was approved as marching band director at a stipend of $2,575 and Katherine Hilborne as flag line assembly director at $1,900. Volunteer marching band staff will include Jordan Woodside, Michael Newtown, and Bob Bice.

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