05-25-2010 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #68


Title
Cocoa High FIRST Robotics Field Trip - Indiana Robotics Invitational in Indianapolis, IN

Discussion
The Cocoa High Robotics Team is planning to attend the FIRST Indiana Robotics Invitational in Indianapolis, Indiana. The application for participation in this event opened on May 3, 2010 and teams were selected on May 5. The chaperones include one female and two male adults. One chaperone is a Brevard Public Schools employee; two are engineer mentors from NASA Launch Services/Analex Corporation, who are properly fingerprinted with the District. The team will travel by School Board approved rental vans or charter bus from Cocoa High School to and from competition. The team will be staying at a FIRST authorized hotel close to the event and will be taking the rental vans or charter bus to and from the hotel and Lawrence North High School. The trip will be funded by various fundraisers and business partners including: Analex Corporation, NASA Launch Services, Brevard Public Schools and Gov Connection. THERE WILL BE NO COST TO THE DISTRICT.

Recommendation
Approve the request for the Cocoa High Robotics Team, approximately 8 students and 3 chaperones, to attend the FIRST Indiana Robotics Invitational in Indianapolis, Indiana July 15-18, 2010. The event takes place during the summer and students will not miss any school.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/25/2010
Consent after Information6/15/2010

Authority for Action
Procedures and Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Partial

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

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Contact
Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Principal - 632-5300 Ms. Cyndi Van Meter, Area Superintendent - 254-0340


Attachment:  Robotics Indiana Invitational.pdf