03-10-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #25


Title
Field Trip: Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High and Viera High Schools FIRST Robotics Team World Championship Event in Atlanta, Georgia

Discussion

Robotics Team #233 consisting of approximately 40 students and 5 chaperones is planning to attend the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Atlanta, Georgia, April 15 through 19, 2009.  The five (5) adult chaperones are both male and female: one (1) Rockledge High School teacher, one (1) Registered volunteer and three (3) NASA engineer mentors who are all properly fingerprinted with the district.  The team will travel by charter bus and will be staying at a FIRST authorized hotel closest to the event.  Students and chaperones will tour Georgia Tech.  Competition will be Thursday through Saturday.  Students will arrive back home on Sunday.  Itinerary will be furnished closer to the event. The trip is funded by student 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 the Rockledge High, Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High and Viera High Schools FIRST Robotics Team, approximately 40 students and five chaperones, to attend the Robotics World Championship in Atlanta, Georgia on April 15 through April 19, 2009.  The students will miss two days of school.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/24/2009
Consent after Information3/10/2009

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


Attachment:  Robotics-Atlanta 09.pdf