02-10-2015 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #30


Title
Merritt Island FIRST Robotics Team 801 - FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri

Discussion
The Robotics Team is requesting permission to attend the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, Missouri, April 22-26, 2015.  Approximately 12-18 students will be attending.  The five adult chaperones are both male and female.  One (1) chaperone is a current Brevard Public school employee, one (1) is a logistic specialist mentor from NDEP, one (1) is a project engineer manager mentor with Lockheed Martin, one (1) is a mechanical engineer mentor for Jacob Technologist and one (1) is a project manager mentor with Vencore.  All chaperones 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 partner including Jacobs Technology, NDEP, Lockheed Martin, and Brevard Public Schools.  There will be no cost to the District.  Students will miss three school days.

Recommendation
Approve the request for the Merritt Island Robotics Team Horsepower to attend the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, Missouri on April 22-26, 2105.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 1/20/2015
Consent after Information2/10/2015

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

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Contact

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

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

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




Attachment:  Robotics.pdf