05-13-2014 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #49

Southwest Middle School Trip to 2014 National TSA Conference in Washington, D.C.


The Southwest Middle School Technology Student Association is requesting Board approval to attend the National TSA Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 26 - July 1, 2014. 

The Southwest Middle School TSA placed 2nd overall at the 2013-2014 State TSA Conference and Competition in Orlando.  The team qualified 25 students to attend the National TSA Conference.

The group consists of 25 students, three chaperones, and parents.  Part of the group plans to fly to Washington, D.C. and part of the group will drive to Washington, D.C. with their parents.  It is anticipated that the group that is flying will depart the morning of Thursday, June 26, and return the evening of Tuesday, July 1.

The students will be responsible for the cost of the trip which is estimated at $790 per student/chaperone.  The group will be staying at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.  The students will be the recipients of fundraising activities to offset expenses.

Approve the trip request by Southwest Middle School for students to attend the 2014 National Technology Student Association Conference in Washington, D.C., on June 26 - July 1, 2014.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/13/2014
Consent after Information5/27/2014

Authority for Action
Procedures & Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

Cost Center


Rebecca Allen -- Southwest Teacher -- 321-952-5800

Todd Scheuerer -- Principal, Southwest Middle School -- 321-952-5800

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

Attachment:  Southwest Middle - Technology Student Assn. Conference June-July 2014.pdf