05-13-2014 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #28

Contract/Field Trip - Cocoa High Football Game vs Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky


The Cocoa High Football Team received an invitation to play an out of state football game against Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday, September 19, 2014.  The team consisting of approximately 35 students along with approximately 15 employees and coaches will travel by air on Thursday evening, September 18th and return on Saturday, September 20th.   There will be no expense to the district or school (see contract details).  A detailed itinerary will be developed after Board Approval.  Students will miss one day of school for the trip to Kentucky.    

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.  The team will have the opportunity to tour Louisville and see the sites of the town.  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. 

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.  Students and chaperones would travel by charter bus leaving after school on Thursday, September 18th.  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 35 students and 15 adults to play a regular season high school football game against Trinity High School in Louisville, KY.  The team will travel from September 18th-20th with the game being played on Friday, September 19th. 

Approve the request for the Cocoa High band and cheerleaders with chaperones to go to Louisville, KY to participate in a showcase football event from September 18th-21st.  

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 4/22/2014
Consent after Information5/13/2014

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:  CHS Football Hercules Agreeement 4-10-2014.pdf