02-09-2010 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #36


Title
Field Trip - Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High and Viera High Schools Robotics Team #233 FIRST Regional Robotics Competition, Los Angeles, CA

Discussion

Approximately 40 students from Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High and Viera High Schools, one Rockledge High teacher and three (3) Registered chaperones (3 male and 1 female) will fly on Southwest Airlines from Orlando to Los Angeles, California to attend the FIRST Robotics Regional Competition March 24-28, 2010.  Students and chaperones will stay at Long Beach Convention Center Travel Lodge.  Thursday through Saturday are competition days with a team party on Friday night and return flight to Orlando on Southwest Airlines Sunday, March 28th.  The trip is funded by fundraisers, grants and a minimal amount to be covered by the student.  In the event that a student is unable to pay the balance, the team will provide funds.  No student will be left behind due to their financial situation.  THERE WILL BE NO COST TO THE DISTRICT. 



Recommendation
Approve the request for approximately 40 students from Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High and Viera High Schools, one Rockledge High teacher and three (3) Registered chaperones to attend the FIRST Robotics Regional Competition March 24-28, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  Students will miss three (3) days of school.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/9/2010
Consent after Information2/23/2010

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, Area III Superintendent - 633-1000, x411