01-22-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #32


Title
Field Trip - Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High, Space Coast Jr./Sr. High, Viera High Schools FIRST Robotics "Pink" Team to the FIRST Regional in Kenner, LA, FIRST Regional in San Jose, CA and FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, MO

Discussion

The Robotics "PINK" Team consisting of approximately 45 students and 5 chaperones is planning to attend the Bayou Regional in Kenner, LA March 20-23, 2013, Silicon Valley Regional in San Jose, CA, April 3-6, 2013 and the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, MO, April 24-27, 2013.  The five adult chaperones are both male and female and all are properly fingerprinted with the district.  One is a current Brevard Public Schools employee, three are engineer mentors from NASA  and one is a retired technician.  

The team will travel by Brevard Schools approved charter bus to Kenner, LA March 20-23, for the Bayou Regional Competition.  Charter bus will be shared with another team from Florida (to reduce expenses).  Approximately 15 students and three chaperones will attend this competition.  The team will be staying at a FIRST authorized hotel closest to the event.  Students will miss three (3) days of school.

The team of approximately 45 students and 5 chaperones will travel by air to San Jose, CA April 3-6 for the Silicon Valley Regional Competition.  The event will be held at San Jose University and the team will be staying at a FIRST authorized hotel closest to the event.  Students will either walk or take public transportation from the hotel to San Jose University.  Students will miss three (3) days of school.

The team of approximately 45 students and 5 chaperones will travel by air to St. Louis, MO April 24-27 for the FIRST World Championships.  The event will be held at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis and the team will be staying at a FIRST authorized hotel closest to the event.  Students will either walk or take public transportation from the hotel to the Edward Jones Dome.  Students will miss three (3) days of school. 

The trips will be funded by various and business partners including Analex Corporation, NASA Launch Services, Brevard Public Schools and GovConnection.  THERE WILL BE NO COST TO THE DISTRICT. 



Recommendation

Approve the request for the Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High, Space Coast Jr./Sr. High, Viera High Schools Robotics "PINK" Team, approximately 45 students and 5 chaperones, to attend the Bayou Regional in Kenner, LA. March 20-23, 2013.  Silicon Valley Regional in San Jose, CA, April 3-6, 2013 and the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, MO, April 24-27, 2013.  The students will miss three (3) days of school for each event.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 12/11/2012
Consent after Information1/22/2013

Authority for Action
Procedures and Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Tony Hines, Principal - 636-3711
Sandra Demmon, Central Area Superintendent - 633-1000, ext. 411




Attachment:  RHS Robotics Out of State Trips.pdf