05-10-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #56


Title
Approve the Field Trip for Merritt Island High Automotive Technology Team June 12 - 15, 2011

Discussion
The Merritt Island Automotive Technology Team has won the State Championship in the Ford/AAA Auto Contest.  This is a first for Brevard County.  The team now must compete at the National event.  The Ford/AAA Auto organization is paying all expenses for two (2) students, their parents and the teacher.  They will depart on June 12 from Orlando International Airport to Dearborn Michigan and return on June 15, 2011.  Students arrive on June 12th followed by registration and welcome dinner at the Henry Ford Museum.  On June 13th the students will tour the Rouge Factory, complete final written exams, and tour the team trade show.  June 14th the student will compete in the auto skills hands on competition, award ceremony and enjoy a Detroit Tigers game. 

Recommendation
Approve the field trip for Merritt Island High School Automotive Technology Team, June 12 - 15, 2011

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/10/2011
Consent after Information5/24/2011

Authority for Action
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. Gary Shiffrin, Principal, Merritt Island High, 454-1000

Dr. Ronald R. Bobay, North Area Superintendent, 269-3826