05-12-2015 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #23

Contract/Field Trip - Cocoa High Football Game vs St. Edwards High in Cleveland, OH


The Cocoa High Football Team received an invitation to play an out of state football game against St. Edwards High School in Cleveland, OH on Saturday, October 3, 2015.  Each high school was encouraged to maximize revenue due to elimination in funding and concerns for the budget.  This is not only a prestigious game for Brevard County and Florida, but it will also generate funding that will help offset economic challenges at Cocoa High School.  The game will also provide students with national exposure that can generate scholarships to colleges throughout the country.  During the trip, students will have individual tutoring from a team of coaches that represent certification in all core subject areas.  Coaches will insure that all assignments are completed.  This will be a regular season game at NO EXPENSE to the students, program, school or district.  Careful scheduling has nearly eliminated missed time.  Students will miss one school day for the trip to Ohio. 

The team consisting of approximately 30 students along with 10 adults will travel by air on Thursday evening, October 2nd and return on Sunday, October 4th.  A detailed itinerary will be developed after Board Approval. 

Cocoa High would also like to request approval for the cheerleaders (approximately 20 students) and band  (approximately 50 students) as well as additional fingerprinted chaperones to travel to this game contingent upon development of the itinerary.  There will be no expense to the district or the school.  Fundraising opportunities will be provided for students to raise money for the trip.  No student will be excluded for lack of ability to pay.  Students will miss one day of school for the trip.



Approve the contract and request for the Cocoa High Football Team, approximately 30 students and 10 adults to travel to Cleveland, OH October 2-4, 2015 to play a regular season high school football game against St. Edwards High School on October 3, 2015. 

Approve the request for the Cocoa High band and cheerleaders with chaperones to travel to Cleveland, OH to participate in the showcase football event from October 2-4, 2015.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 4/28/2015
Consent after Information5/12/2015

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42 & Procedures and Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Other Sources

Cost Center

Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Principal:  632-5200
Mrs. K. Jane Cline, Central Area Superintendent:  633-1000, x411

Attachment:  Cocoa HS-SEHS Agreement October 3.pdf