03-10-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #26


Title
Field Trip: Edgewood JSHS, Merritt Island High and Jefferson Middle School Robotics Team #801 FIRST Palmetto Regional Competition at Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Discussion
Robotics Team #801, consisting of approximately 20 students from Edgewood Jr./Sr. High, Merritt Island High and Jefferson Middle School, will compete in the FIRST Robotics Palmetto Regional at Clemson, South Carolina.  There are six (6) registered/fingerprinted chaperones, both male and female, including the teacher sponsor along with numerous family members making the trip.  Students will be traveling in private cars driven by their parents leaving on March 25 and driving to Clemson, S.C.  All cars will be on the approved vehicle list and parents will only be driving their own students.  The team will stay at the Hampton Inn in Clemson, S.C.  The $4000 registration/entry fee has been paid by sponsors.  Students will be responsible for $120 each plus their dinner meal each day with the rest of the expenses to be covered by fundraising.  All students have indicated the ability to pay, however no student will be left behind for failure to pay.  Students will miss three (3) days of school.  There will be no cost to the district.   

Recommendation
Approve the request for the Edgewood Robotics Team #801, approximately 20 students, one teacher and five chaperones, to attend the FIRST Palmetto Regional Competition at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina on March 25 through March 29, 2009.

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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Fund
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Contact
Dr. Kenneth Winn, Principal, 454-1030
Sandra Demmon, Area III Superintendent  633-1000, x411


Attachment:  Robotics SC 3_09.pdf