03-11-2008 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #16


Title
F-10. Field Trip for Melbourne High School - FIRST Robotics Team to Palmetto Regional Competition at Clemson University

Discussion

Thomas Gabeler, teacher/mentor at Melbourne High School, and twelve (12) chaperones plan to take approximately thirty (30) students from the Melbourne High School FIRST Robotics Team #386 to Clemson, South Carolina, on March 26-30, 2008.  The team will participate in the 2008 FIRST Robotics Competition - Palmetto Regional -- at Clemson University.

The team will leave Wednesday, March 26, at 7:00 a.m., being transported by Travel Lynx charter bus.  Accommodations are at the Quality Inn on Clemson Boulevard in Anderson, South Carolina.  The group will leave South Carolina to return to Melbourne at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 29.  They will arrive in Melbourne at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 30.  Three days of school will be missed (March 26, 27, 28).  The expenses will be covered through funding supplied by the robotic team sponsors and fundraising.  There will be no cost to the District.



Recommendation
Approve the field trip request by the Melbourne High School FIRST Robotics Team #386 to attend the 2008 FIRST Robotics Competition - Palmetto Regional - at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, on March 26-30, 2008.  There will be no cost to the District.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/26/2008
Consent after Information3/11/2008

Authority for Action
Proedures & 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

Mr. James Willcoxon, Principal, Melbourne High School

Dr. Thomas W. McIntyre, Area I Superintendent




Attachment:  MHS FIRST Robotics Team.pdf