02-09-2016 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #45


Title
Field Trip - Viera High, Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High, Space Coast Jr/Sr High Schools FIRST Robotics “Pink Team Alliance” to South Super Regional in San Antonio, TX, and FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, MO

Discussion

The Pink Team Alliance, comprised of students from Viera High, Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High and Space Coast Jr/Sr High and five (5) chaperones are planning to compete as team #6323 and #8996 in the South Super Regional competition March 9-12, 2016 and World Championship April 26 – May 1, 2016. 

The five adult chaperones are properly fingerprinted (A+ level) with the district, including the faculty sponsor.  Students will pay their own way for each of the trips.  In case of students not being able to pay, there will be a fundraiser to help offset the cost.  THERE IS NO COST TO THE DISTRICT – the trip is self-funded or monies will be used from school approved fundraising activities, donations and grants.

The team will travel by air to San Antonio, TX March 9 – March 12, 2016 for the South Super Regional competition. The event will be held at Harry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio and the team will be staying at a FIRST authorized hotel as close as possible to the event.  Students will either walk or take public transportation from the hotel to the Harry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.  Students will miss three (3) days of school and costs will be kept to a minimum with a goal of not exceeding $500 each.

The team will travel by air to St. Louis, MO, April 26 – May 1, 2016 for the World Championships.  The event will be held at St. Louis Union Station in St. Louis and the team will be staying at a FIRST authorized hotel as close as possible to the event.  Students will either walk or take public transportation from the hotel to the St. Louis Union Station.  Students will miss three (3) days of school and the costs will be kept to a minimum with a goal of not exceeding $500 each.



Recommendation
Approve the request for Viera High, Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High and Space Coast Jr/Sr High Schools Robotics “Pink Alliance” Team #6323 and #8996, approximately fourteen (14) students and five (5) chaperones, to attend the South Super Regional competition  March 9-12, 2016 in San Antonio, TX and the World Championship April 26 – May 1, 2016 in St. Louis, MO.

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
Other Sources

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
16N/AX80011714180209800330N/A

Contact
Mike Alba, Principal - 632-1770
K. Jane Cline, Central Area Superintendent - 633-1000, ext. 411


Attachment:  VHS Pink Alliance Robotics back-up.pdf