State Regulation Hampers School Trip

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) -- A central Kentucky high school principal says a new interpretation of a state regulation on school-related trips is partly to blame for the cancellation of a trip to Washington, D.C.

The Scott County High School band had planned to take the trip in March to participate in the Dixie Classic.

Principal Frank Howatt and district administrator Matt Thompson announced this month that the trip would be cancelled.

They said a new interpretation of Kentucky regulations places more restrictions on the use of school money for student trips. In addition, they said fundraisers to help pay for the trip had fallen short of expectations.

Thompson said donations would be returned and most of the money from fundraisers will remain in a bank account to support the band.

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