02-12-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #38


Title
Merritt Island High School FIRST Robotics Field Trip to San Antonio, TX

Discussion

The FIRST Robotics Team 801 Horsepower, consisting of approximately twelve students from Merritt Island High and three chaperones is planning to attend the FIRST Alamo Regional Competition in San Antonio, TX  on March 28-30, 2013, and if they perform well there, the First Championship in St. Louis, MO on April 25-28, 2013. Joe Harvey, teacher and  three adult chaperones are both male and female and all are properly fingerprinted with the district.  All documentation and permission forms will be completed.

The team of approximately twelve students and three chaperones will travel by airplane to the Alamo Regional Competition in San Antonio, TX on March 28-30, 2013.  They will then use public transportation and/or rental vehicles to travel to/from the competition.  The team will stay at one of the FIRST authorized hotels closest to the event.  Students will walk or take public transportation from/to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.  No school days will be missed.  

If the team performs well at the Alamo Regionals they will travel by airplane to the First Championship in St. Louis, MO on April 25 -28, 2013.  Public transportation will be used to travel to/from the airport and hotel.  The team will stay at one of the First authorized hotels closest to the event.  Students will walk or take public transportation from/to the America's Convention Center Complex.  Students will miss three days of school. 

All expenses will be funded by various fundraisers and business partners including:  Lockheed Martin, IBM, NDEP, ULA, Brevard Public Schools and Gov. Connection. THERE WILL BE NO COST TO THE DISTRICT



Recommendation
Approve the request for the Merritt Island High School FIRST Robotics Team 801 Horsepower, consisting of approximately twelve students and three chaperones, to attend the Alamo Regional Competition in San Antonio, TX on  March 28 - 30 and, if needed, the First Championship in St. Louis, MO on April 25-28, 2013.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/12/2013
Consent after Information2/26/2013

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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Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
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Program

Contact

Mr. Gary Shiffrin, Principal, Merritt Island High, 454-1000

Dr. Ronald R. Bobay, North Area Superintendent, 269-3826




Attachment:  San Antonio trip.pdf
Attachment:  St. Louis trip.pdf