School board approves extra funding for chorus trip
The school board unanimously approved the use of $3,300 from the district’s supply budget to help pay for the transportation costs for the trip.
Between 40 and 60 students are expected to take part in the trip, at a cost of between $1,200 and $1,400 per student, according to chorus director Ellen Bosch.
“It’s unusual for us to fund transportation for such a trip, but given the nature of this particular trip and the significance of performing at Carnegie Hall, and because it is a prestigious opportunity for our kids, we are recommending that we use not only the $1,400 budgeted for chorus travel, but that we find money, particularly with the supplies account at the high school,” said Delahanty.
Delahanty said the money would help the students participating minimize their personal expenses.
Bosch said the time at Carnegie Hall itself costs $750 per student. The festival will include professional musicians and singers, as well as three days of rehearsals at the legendary concert venue.
School board member Peter Morgan asked if the additional money from the district was necessary or if it was a back-up plan in case the fundraising efforts fell short.
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