02-09-2016 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #46


Title
Merritt Island High FIRST Robotics team field trip to St. Louis, Missouri

Discussion
The Merritt Island FIRST Robotics team, consisting of 15-20 students, from Merritt Island High and Edgewood Junior Senior High School are requesting permission to attend the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, Missouri from April 27 - 30, 2016.   The five adult chaperones are both male and female and 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.  Students will be either walking or taking public transportation from the hotel to the Edward Jones Dome.  The trip will be funded by various fundraisers and business partners.  There will be no cost to the District.  Students will miss three school days. 

Recommendation
Approve the request for the Merritt Island FIRST Robotics team field trip to St. Louis, Missouri, April 27-30, 2016.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/9/2016
Consent after Information2/23/2016

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

Dr. Kenneth Winn, Principal, Edgewood Junior Senior High, 454-1030

Mollie Vega, Principal, Merritt Island High, 454-1000

Dr. Laura Rhinehart, North Area Superintendent, 269-3826