03-25-2008 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #33


Title
F-23. Field Trip - Merritt Island High, Edgewood Jr/Sr High, Jefferson Middle School Robotics Team - FIRST Robotics Team Competition in Atlanta, GA

Discussion
The Robotics team will travel from Merritt Island, Florida to Atlanta, Georgia.  Four students will fly on commercial flights with their parents.  One student will be riding the bus with the Cocoa team and the remainder of the students will be going with their individual parents by car.  Students will plan ahead and get the necessary makeup work.  During the days of the competition students must verify materials used and demonstrate for the robot inspection.  The robot will be tested and the students will recalibrate cameras with the lighting in the venue.  The robotics team will do all fund raising required.  Students will not be individually responsible for travel expenses.  There will be no cost to the district.

Recommendation
Approve the request for approximately 20 Merritt Island High, Edgewood Jr/Sr, and Jefferson Middle School students, one Edgewood teacher, and five Registered Chaperones (three male, two female) to attend the FIRST Robotics Championship Event in Atlanta, Georgia on April 17-19, 2008.  The competition will be held at the Georgia Dome.  Students will miss three (3) days of school.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 3/11/2008
Consent after Information3/25/2008

Authority for Action
F.S.1001.41 and 1001.42

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
Gary Shiffrin, Principal
Sandra Demmon, Area III Superintendent


Attachment:  Robotics_USFIRST.pdf