07-19-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #26


Title
Field Trip - Cocoa High Football Team to the High School Football Kickoff in Cincinnati, OH; the Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic in Dallas, TX; and the Florida/Louisiana Challenge in West Monroe, LA

Discussion

The Cocoa High Football team received three special invitations to participate in out of state football games.  Approximately 35-40 students and 16 chaperones will attend the High School Football Kickoff in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 27-29, 2011; the Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic in Dallas, Texas on September 4-6, 2011; and the Florida/Louisiana Challenge in Monroe, Louisiana on October 28-30, 2011. 

Each high school was encouraged to maximize revenue due to elimination in funding and concerns for the budget.  These are not only prestigious games for Brevard and Florida, but they will also generate funding that will help offset economic challenges at Cocoa High School.  These games will also provide students with exposure that can generate scholarships to colleges throughout the nation.  During each 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.  These will be regular season games at NO EXPENSE to the students, program, school or district.  Careful scheduling has nearly eliminated missed time.  Students will miss part of one day for the Ohio trip and part of one day for the Texas trip.  They will not miss school for the Louisiana trip.    



Recommendation

Approve the request for the Cocoa High Football team (approximately 35-40 students and 16 chaperones) to attend the High School Football Kickoff in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Students will travel August 27th-29th with the game being played on August 28th.  Students will fly back the morning of August 29th and report directly to school upon arrival. 

Approve the request for the Cocoa High Football team (approximately 35-40 students and 16 chaperones) to attend the Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic in Dallas, Texas.  Students will travel September 4th-6th with the game being played on September 5th.  Students will fly back the morning of September 6th and report directly to school upon arrival. 

Approve the request for the Cocoa High Football team (approximately 35-40 students and 16 chaperones) to attend the Florida/Louisiana Challenge in Monroe, Louisiana.  Students will travel October 28th-30th, with the game being played on October 29th.  Students will fly out Friday afternoon, October 28th and return Sunday, October 30th.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 6/14/2011
Consent after Information7/19/2011

Authority for Action
Procedures and 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

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Contact
Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Principal - 632-5300      
Sandra Demmon, Central Area Superintendent - 633-1000, ext. 411



Attachment:  Football Team - Out of State Travel Information 11-12.pdf