03-09-2010 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #21


Title
Field Trip: Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High, Viera High Schools Robotics Team #233 FIRST World Championship in Atlanta, GA

Discussion
Approximately 40 students from Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High and Viera High Schools, one Rockledge High teacher and three (3) Registered chaperones (3 male and 1 female) will travel on Vassas Bus lines from Rockledge to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the FIRST Robotics World Championship Event April 14-18, 2010.  Students and chaperones will stay at the Embassy Suites.  Students will tour Georgia Tech University.  Thursday through Saturday are competition days with a team party on Friday night and return by bus Sunday, April 18th.  The trip is funded by fundraisers, grants and a minimal amount to be covered by the student.  In the event that a student is unable to pay the balance, the team will provide funds.  No student will be left behind due to their financial situation.  THERE WILL BE NO COST TO THE DISTRICT.

Recommendation
Approve the request for approximately 40 students from Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High and Viera High Schools, one Rockledge High teacher and three (3) registered chaperones (3 male and 1 female) to attend the FIRST Robotics World Championship Event April 14-18, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Students will miss three (3) days of school. 

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/23/2010
Consent after Information3/9/2010

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
Tony Hines, Principal - 636-3711
Sandra Demmon, Area III Superintendent - 633-1000, x411