When they met Wednesday, members of the Leavenworth Board of Education approved a high school band trip.

When they met Wednesday, members of the Leavenworth Board of Education approved a high school band trip.

Leavenworth High School band students will be performing at the halftime of a bowl game in Orlando, Florida.

But students have time to prepare for the trip. It is not scheduled until December 2019.

"They're trying to plan a year ahead so they can raise money for the trip," Superintendent Mike Roth said.

The high school band director did not attend Wednesday's meeting. But board members were provided with information about the proposed trip, which is planned for Dec. 26-31, 2019.

It is anticipated about 60 Leavenworth High School students will make the trip. They will participate in halftime festivities of the Camping World Bowl along with other bands from around the country, according to information provided to board members.

Other activities are planned during the trip.

Students will travel to Orlando by bus.

The cost of the trip per student is about $1,800. Funding will be provided by students payments and fundraisers.

Also Wednesday, board members approved an extension of a lease agreement for copiers with UDP/SumnerOne.

According to information provided to board members, the district currently pays $10,078 per month for leased copiers. But district officials were able to negotiate a lower price as part of a lease extension.

With a 32-month extension, the district will be charged $8,830 per month.

Kevin Gullett, chief financial officer for the school district, said the district should save about $52,000 over the 32-month period.

He said the rates that will be charged to the school district will be the same as what the company charges the Kansas Board of Regents.

Board member Nancy Klemp questioned a guarantee from the company to switch out inoperable copier equipment within four hours.

"Do you really believe that?" she said.

Gullett said the district has had a long working relationship with UDP/SumnerOne, which has an office in Lenexa.

"They've always been responsive to our needs," he said.

Gullett said the company will stand by the four-hour guarantee.

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