01-24-2012 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #48


Title
Field Trip - Merritt Island High School FIRST Robotics - FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri

Discussion

The Merritt Island High Robotics Team consisting of approximately twelve (12) student and three (3) chaperones is planning to attend the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, MO on April 25-29, 2012.  The three adult chaperones are both male and female.  One is a current Brevard Public School employee, one is Lockheed Martin employee and one is currently working with the US Navy who are properly fingerprinted with the district.  The team will travel by plane and will be staying at a FIRST authorized hotel closest to the event.  Student will either walk or take public transportation from the hotel to the Edward Jones Dome. 

The trip will be funded by various fundraisers and business partners including Lockheed Martin, IBM, NDEP, JC Penney, and Gov. Connection.  There will be no cost to the District. 



Recommendation
Approve the request for the Merritt Island High Robotics Team, approximately twelve (12) students and three (3) chaperones to attend the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri on April 25-29, 2012.  The students will miss three (3) school days. 

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 1/24/2012
Consent after Information2/14/2012

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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Fund
Cost Center
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Contact

Gary Shiffrin, Principal, Merritt Island High, 454-1000

Dr. Ronald R. Bobay, North Area Superintendent, 269-3826




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