03-09-2010 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #36


Title
Astronaut High School FIRST Robotics Team 21 Competition trip to North Carolina

Discussion
Astronaut High School FIRST Robotic Team 21 is requesting School Board approval to conduct a field trip to the FIRST Robotics North Carolina Regional Competition held at Dorton Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina on April 1-3, 2010.   Approximately sixteen (16) students from Astronaut High School along with five (5) adult mentors/teachers plan to travel by state approved mini-vans (Enterprise).  The students and mentors will be staying at the Best Western North Raleigh hotel on the nights of March 31, April 1, and April 2, 2010.  The group plans to leave Astronaut High School at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 and return at approximately 3:00 a.m. Sunday, April 4, 2010.  This trip is during Spring Break and will require no loss of school time.  The cost of travel and lodging will be approximately $154.00 per student.  This expense will be offset by fundraising, corporate donations, and parent donations.  There will be no cost to the District for this trip.  Team 21 will compete in the Dorton Arena in downtown Raleigh.  FIRST Robotics will be the organization conducting this competition event. 

Recommendation
Approve the field trip request by Astronaut High School Robotics Team 21 to travel to Raleigh North Carolina and compete in Dorton Arena in the North Carolina FIRST Robotics Regional on April 1 - 3, 2010.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 3/9/2010
Consent after Information3/23/2010

Authority for Action
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

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




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