04-26-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #51


Title
Sunrise Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind Team Participation at 2011 World Finals at the University of Maryland

Discussion

The Sunrise Elementary Odyssey of the Mind Team is requesting Board approval to participate in the Odyssey of the Mind 2011 World Finals at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, on May 27-31, 2011.

The Creative Problem Solving Team has competed in both Odyssey of the Mind regional and state competitions.  After placing 2nd at State, the team now advances to the World Finals 2011.

Seven students and two chaperones will participate in the trip.  Some participants will fly to Maryland, while other participants will travel with their parents.    The team and chaperones will stay in dorm facilities on the campus of the University of Maryland.  The participants will depart on Friday, May 27, and return on Tuesday, May 31.  The competition will be held on May 28-30.  School will not be in session and no school days will be missed.

The cost per participant is $781 and includes transportation, lodging and food.  The entire cost will be paid by fundraisers (yard sale, car wash, bucket drops, bake sales, and items sold at Sunrise's Annual Spring Fling).  There will be no cost to the District or the school.



Recommendation
Approve the Sunrise Elementary Odyssey of the Mind Team request to travel to the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, on May 27-31, 2011, to participate in the Odyssey of the Mind 2011 World Finals.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 4/26/2011
Consent after Information5/10/2011

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

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Contact

Barry Pichard -- Principal, Sunrise Elementary -- 321-674-6145

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




Attachment:  Sunrise Elem - Odyssey of the Mind - May 2011.pdf