02-10-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #28


Title
Astronaut High School Robotics Field Trip

Discussion

Students will be transported from Astronaut High School to Clemson, SC on March 25 and return to Astronaut High School on March 29, 2009, via rental mini-vans or Lynx type buses.  There will be 3-5 adult chaperones accompanying the students.  The trip will require three missed days of school.  This trip is funded by corporate sponsors and fund raising with no cost to the school district.  The Palmetto Regional is a FIRST robotics competition for the Southeast region.

Students will be transported from Astronaut High School to Atlanta, GA on April 15 and return to Astronaut High School on April 19, via rental mini-vans or Lynx type buses.  There will be 3-5 adult chaperones accompanying the students.  The trip will require three missed days of school.  This trip is funded by corporate sponsors and fund raising with no cost to the school district.  The Atlanta Championship is a FIRST robotics competition for the teams worldwide. 

Education objective include:  Engineering, logistics, careers, and team building. 



Recommendation
Approve the field trips for 15-25 students to attend the FIRST Robotics Regional and Championship competitions.  Adult supervision will be at a ratio of 1-8 minimum. 

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 1/20/2009
Consent after Information2/10/2009

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

Terry Humphrey, Principal, Astronaut High School, 264-3000
Ronald R. Bobay, Area IV Superintendent, 269-3826