03-11-2014 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #27


Title
Palm Bay Magnet High School Robotics Trip to Anaheim, California

Discussion

Palm Bay Magnet High School is requesting Board approval to participate in the 2014 VEX Robotics World Championship in Anaheim, California, on April 23-26, 2014.

Twelve students and three chaperones plan to fly to Anaheim, California, on Tuesday, April 22.  The group will stay at the Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort.  The competition will begin on Wednesday, April 23, and continue through Saturday, April 26.  The group will return to Palm Bay at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 27.  Four days of school (April 22-25) will be missed.

The cost per student is $835.  Each student will pay $400 of this cost plus provide funds to cover their individual meals.  The remainder of the cost will be covered by fundraisers, corporate sponsorships and grants.  There will be no cost to the District.

This agenda item is being submitted for consent without prior information due to time constraints.



Recommendation
Approve the Palm Bay Magnet High School request for students to participate in the 2014 VEX Robotics World Championship in Anaheim, California, on April 22-27, 2014.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 3/11/2014

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

Deuel Allen -- Teacher, Palm Bay Magnet High School -- 321-952-5900

John G. Thomas -- Principal, Palm Bay Magnet High School -- 321-952-5900

Dr. Mark W. Mullins -- South Area Superintendent -- 321-254-0340




Attachment:  PBMHS - Vex Teams to Anaheim, CA - April 2014.pdf