04-24-2012 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #26


Title
Palm Bay High School Trip to 50th National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium in Bethesda, Maryland

Discussion

The 50th National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium is sponsored by the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force on May 2-6, 2012, in Bethesda, Maryland.  The National JSHS will bring together 240 high school students who qualify for attendance by submitting and presenting original scientific research papers in regional symposia held at universities nationwide.

Three Palm Bay High School students along with their team sponsor/chaperones (Richard Regan and Karen Regan, teachers at Stone Middle School) have been invited to participate in the symposium.  The U.S. Army pays for all expenses (airfare, hotel, meals) for team members and their chaperones.  There will be no cost to the District.

The group plans to depart from Orlando International Airport to Bethesda, Maryland, on Wednesday, May 2, and return on Sunday, May 6.  Three days of school (May 2, 3, 4) will be missed by the students.



Recommendation
Approve the trip request by Palm Bay High School for students to attend the 50th National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium in Bethesda, Maryland, on May 2-6, 2012.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 4/24/2012

Authority for Action
Procedures & 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

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Contact

Richard Regan -- Team Sponsor/Teacher at Stone Middle School -- 321-723-0741

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

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




Attachment:  Palm Bay High - Junior Science and Humanities Symposia - Bethesda, Maryland - May 2012.pdf