The Washington, D.C Trip for North Country Road Middle School 8th graders had been a tradition for years, but after last year's class missed out on the trip, parents banded together to make sure this year's 8th graders were able to experience the educational trip that so many before them did.
After , the Miller Place Board voted unanimously at the last board meeting to increase the 2012-13 budget for the Booster Club, allowing parents to pay for the trip.
"We are thrilled that the Washington DC trip has been reinstated for the 8th grade students this year," the parents told Patch in an email. "The trip is one of the most educational and memorable endeavors the students participate in and we are grateful the community saw it the same way.
"This is now a fully funded parent trip with parents making the contribution of the district costs while still paying the student cost to CTA. We appreciate that the Miller Place Booster Club worked with us to coordinate the collection and donation to the school district to make this possible. We are also grateful to the board and Superintendent for their support as well."
The trip will take place from Nov. 7 to 9, and parents would pay $493 per student to cover transportation, lodging and admissions.